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Coach, family find right fit at NU

Joe McKeown has guided teams to 17 NCAA tournament appearances over 24 seasons

Originally Published: February 2, 2011
By Graham Hays | ESPN.com

EVANSTON, Ill. -- Like a lot of coaches, Joe McKeown couldn't resist temptation's touch when what seemed the job of a lifetime opened up at Northwestern. The twist in the usual telling of the tale was that when McKeown left behind nearly two decades of accomplishments at George Washington to take over the smallest fish in one of the biggest ponds in college athletics, it wasn't his lot in life that stood to benefit.

Northwestern was a curious choice for a coach with more ...

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