Maureen Magarity-Copes is one of four finalists for the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s National NCAA Division I Coach of the Year.
Magarity-Copes coached the University of New Hampshire to the America East Conference’s regular-season title and a 26-5 recording entering the Friday, March 17 WNIT opening-round game at home against Harvard. Magarity-Copes, the daughter of Army women’s basketball coach Dave Magarity, was named the America East Coach of the Year by the conference coaches.
Magarity-Copes played at Our Lady of Lourdes High School in Poughkeepsie where she helped the Warriors to a state championship. She attended Boston College, a top-25 program from the Big East in those days, before transferring to Marist where she led the Red Foxes to the program’s first Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Tournament title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament.
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