Mike McLaughlin


In early May, Mike McLaughlin became the eighth coach in Penn women’s basketball history. He came to Penn from his alma mater, Holy Family University, where the coached the Tigers to six Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) championships and four NAIA conference crowns.

In this edition of By The Numbers, we get to know women’s basketball coach Mike McLaughlin.


McLaughlin’s winning percentage during his 14 seasons at Holy Family, which is the highest at any level of NCAA basketball, men or women.


Number of times McLaughlin was honored as the CACC Coach of the Year in 14 seasons.


Number of games it took McLaughlin to amass 400 wins, faster than any other women’s basketball coach in NCAA history.


Graduation rate for McLaughlin’s players. All of the four-year players that he has brought in, and stayed all four years, have graduated. In 2007-08, the team boasted a team grade-point average of 3.43.


McLaughlin’s career three-point percentage as a player at Holy Family, still tops in school history. He is also fifth all-time in scoring with 1,710 points and third with 755 assists.


Number of seasons McLaughlin spent with the Washington Generals/Harlem Globetrotters, where he served as the Generals’ team captain as he played in more than 50 countries throughout the world.

Originally published on July 2, 2009