Margaret McKeon, who owns over two decades of collegiate coaching experience, will join the Wisconsin women’s basketball program as an assistant coach.
Head coach Marisa Moseley played for McKeon while she was the head coach at Boston University, and the duo aided the Terrier to the school’s lone NCAA Tournament appearance in 2003.”I have known Coach Moseley as a coach when she was a student-athlete in my program and have continued to support her throughout her coaching career,” stated McKeon. “I am excited to come to Wisconsin to share my skills, knowledge and experience. Working together, I know we can build this program into a successful and formidable opponent in the Big Ten. What I love to do is teach. I have a passion for the game and my goal is to help young women not only play the game, but grow as people.”
McKeon has led the helm of two rebuilding projects, as she led successful turnarounds at both Boston University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology, and has been a part of five teams that have reached the NCAA Tournament.
While at NJIT from 2007-12, McKeon led a program that transitioned from DII to DI, and guided the Highlanders to tie for second place in the Great West Conference standings in 2012.
During her time in Boston, McKeon led the Terriers from finishing in 10th place in her first season, to winning the America East championship in her fourth season. McKeon led BU to return to the championship game in 2004 and strung together three consecutive winning seasons for the first time in over a decade.
“I am so excited to welcome Margaret McKeon to Madison,” remarked Moseley. “With over 20 years of coaching experience, she will make an immediate impact on our players and the program as a whole. A proven recruiter, she will work primarily with the guards, but loves player development, relationships and a family atmosphere. This is a full-circle and particularly special moment for me to be able to reunite with Margaret. She provided me a life-changing opportunity as a member of her first recruiting class at Boston University, and I cannot wait to coach and work alongside her. Badger nation please help me welcome Margaret and her family.”
Prior to her stops as a head coach, McKeon spent four seasons at George Washington. During her time in D.C, the Colonials posted a 93-31 record and won three Atlantic 10 championships. GW was ranked 10th in the nation and advanced to the Division I tournament’s Elite Eight in 1996-97.
McKeon also served as an assistant coach at Houston from 1993-95 and was instrumental in signing the 10th-ranked recruiting class in the nation in 1994.
The Queens, N.Y. native got her coaching career started at Arizona State, where she helped the Sun Devils reach the NCAA Tournament in her first season on staff during the 1991-92 season.
McKeon was a standout on the court during her playing days, as she competed for both Oklahoma and St. John’s. McKeon was a team captain and All-Big East honoree at St. John’s and set the Big East single-game assist record with 18, a record that still holds today.
She also served as the girl’s athletic director and head basketball coach at Xaverian High School from 2016-19, and has most recently worked in property management.Tagged with: Big Ten Wisconsin