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Former Saint Joseph's greats Muffet McGraw, Jamie Moyer to enter Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame

Former Saint Joseph’s standouts Muffet McGraw '77 and Jamie Moyer will be among the inductees in the Class of 2018 for the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame.

The ceremony is set for Nov. 1 at SugarHouse Casino.

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One of the founding members of Saint Joseph's women's basketball program, McGraw (nee O'Brien) guided the Hawks' offense from 1973-77 as they began play as a Division I team. Serving as team captain as a junior and a senior, McGraw averaged 7.9 points, 3.5 assists and 3.1 steals per game over her career. During her four years on Hawk Hill, Saint Joseph's posted an astounding 60-11 record, finished third in Eastern Region of the AIAW Tournament in 1976, while placing second in Eastern Region in 1977 and eventually finishing sixth at the national tournament.

McGraw hails from Pottsville. A 1977 graduate of Saint Joseph's, McGraw served as head coach at Archbishop Carroll High School for two years before taking an assistant coaching spot on Hawk Hill from 1980-82 under Jim Foster. She was named head coach at Lehigh in 1982 and posted an 88-41 record over five seasons before taking over the reigns at Notre Dame. Over her 30 years with the Fighting Irish, McGraw has led Notre Dame to eight Final Four appearances and to the 2001 and 2018 NCAA national championships.

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The 2001 Naismith Coach of the Year and a two-time Associated Press Coach of the Year, McGraw currently ranks ninth all-time in wins among Division I head coaches 888 victories. A member of the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame (2011), Big 5 Hall of Fame (1990) and SJU Athletics Hall of Fame (2002), she was named the recipient of the 2017 Legends of Coaching Award by the John R. Wooden Award Committee last October and inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a member of the Class of 2017.

During his three seasons on Hawk Hill, Moyer established himself as one of the program's all-time greats, posting the third-lowest career earned run average in SJU history. He also departed Hawk Hill tied for first all-time in career victories and ranked second in career strikeouts. His single-season record of 90 strikeouts remained untouched until it was matched by Kyle Mullen in 2012.

His jersey, number 10, remains the only number retired by the Saint Joseph's baseball program.

Moyer was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the sixth round of the 1984 MLB Draft and became the second Saint Joseph's product to reach the major leagues. He pitched for the Cubs, Texas Rangers, St. Louis Cardinals, Baltimore Orioles, and Boston Red Sox before settling in with the Mariners. After helping lead the Philadelphia Phillies to the 2008 World Series, Moyer pitched for the Colorado Rockies for part of the 2012 season.

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A native of Sellersville, Moyer was inducted into the Saint Joseph's Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997 and was a member of the inaugural Saint Joseph's Athletic Hall of Fame class in 1999. Moyer and his wife, Karen, had honorary doctorates bestowed upon them by Saint Joseph's University for their charitable endeavors with The Moyer Foundation, which provides comfort and support to children enduring a time of profound physical, emotional, or financial distress.

McGraw and Moyer are joined by familiar face around Hawk Hill, Mel Greenburg, and fellow inductees Allen Iverson, Brian Westbrook, Billy "White Shoes" Johnson, Benny Bass, Claire Smith, Danny Murtaugh, David Berkoff, Donald Lippincott, Gavvy Cravath, Louis Santop, Reggie Leach, Joanne Iverson, and the 1948-49 Philadelphia Eages in the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2018.

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