A member of the Loyola athletic department from 1976-94, McCloskey was an outstanding coach and administrator. A former president of the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Association, she compiled a 103-43-4 record during her ten year career as Loyola's head women's lacrosse coach. Her 1983 and 1984 squads were the first Loyola lacrosse teams to participate in the NCAA Division I tournament. As the head women's basketball coach from 1976-81, McCloskey guided the Greyhounds to four consecutive winning seasons. In her first year at Loyola, she steered the Greyhounds to an 18-5 record which is the best single-season mark in the 24-year history of women's basketball at the time of her induction. She also served as Loyola's field hockey coach. McCloskey, who holds a Master's Degree in education administration from Loyola, continued to serve as an Assistant Athletic Director when she retired from coaching in 1986. From 1989 until her retirement in December 1994, she served as Loyola's Director of Intramural Programs and Recreational Sports. Under her direction, the intramural and recreational programs expanded dramatically.