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Joe McKeown

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Sport(s)  Women's basketball
1976–1978  Kent State
Education  Kent State University
1974–1976  Mercer CC
Role  Coach

Record  109–107 (.505)
Name  Joe McKeown
Team  Northwestern
1986–1989  New Mexico State
Titles  Head coach
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Born  May 12, 1956 (age 59) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1956-05-12)

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Joseph L. McKeown (born May 12, 1956), is the head women's basketball coach at Northwestern University. He is widely recognized as one of the top college coaches in the game, and has 600 wins as of November 21, 2014. He has won the Atlantic 10 Conference's coach of the year award a record 5 times during his tenure at George Washington. He remains by a big margin, George Washington's all time leading coach in terms of wins and winning percentage. His teams have reached the postseason 19 times.


In the 1991-1992 season, he led the Colonials to a national ranking of 6th, which is the program's highest ranking ever. From 1991 to 1998, the team posted eight consecutive 20 win seasons including 5 Atlantic 10 titles. In 2007, he led the team to a 28-4 record, breaking school records for wins and winning percentage. He previously served as an assistant coach at Kent State, and Oklahoma.

In 1986, he was named head women's basketball coach at New Mexico State. He posted a 68-20 record over there. He was a star basketball player at Kent State, and was named co-captain during his senior season. He holds the school record for assists in a game with 15.

McKeown left George Washington after the 2007-2008 season. He and his family moved to Chicago, Illinois to find better healthcare and services for his son with autism. He is now a successful head women's basketball coach at Northwestern University.

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USA Basketball

McKeown was selected to be the head coach of the USA representative to the World University Games held in Seoul, South Korea July 5–13, 2015. The team won all six games, including the championship game against Canada. The first three quarters the game were quite close with four ties and four lead changes. In the fourth quarter the USA exploded for 34 points to pull out to a large lead, and won the gold-medal with a score of 82–63.


Joe McKeown Wikipedia