Sister Maria Pares (1981-86) - Sister Maria Pares served as the women’s basketball coach for five seasons and compiled a 108-39 career record and a .735 winning percentage. She is the school’s all-time leader in career wins and coached three All-Americans during her tenure. In 1981-82, her team won 22 straight games en route to a 26-5 record and a fourth-place finish at the AIAW Regional. In 1982-83, the Griffs went 28-5, won 15 consecutive contests and advanced to the NCAA Division II quarterfinals. She led Canisius to a second-place ECAC finish in 1983-84 and a 23-8 record.