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Kim Mulkey      

Head Women's Basketball Coach at Louisiana State University

Kim Mulkey is currently Head Women's Basketball Coach at Louisiana State University. A native of Tickfaw, La., Mulkey came to Baton Rouge as the most accomplished head coaching hire in LSU history. She returned to Louisiana as a six-time national champion and nine-time Hall of Famer who is set for induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Mulkey, who also won an Olympic Gold Medal in 1984, is the only person in college basketball history – men’s or women’s – to win national championships as a head coach, assistant coach, and a player. She’s one of just three coaches (Bobby Knight and Dean Smith) in college basketball history to win national titles as a player and a coach.

In taking over for the Tigers, Mulkey became the eighth head coach in LSU women’s basketball history. She became the fastest coach in Division I history to reach 600 wins in 2020, won her 650th game in January 2022, also accomplishing that frat faster than any other coach in Division I history.

Prior to LSU, in the 21 years as the head coach at Baylor, Mulkey led the Lady Bears to four Final Fours, winning three national titles. Her teams reached the Elite Eight six times and the Sweet 16 on five other occasions. In all, she led Baylor to an NCAA Tournament appearance 19 times in 20 years. She led Baylor to the Women’s NIT championship game in her third year in Waco.

Mulkey has been named National Coach of the Year nine times from various entities, and she was selected as the Big 12 Coach of the Year eight times. She’s taken home the New York Athletic Club’s Winged Foot Award after each national championship as a head coach.

Before joining Baylor, Mulkey spent 19 years as either a student-athlete or coach at Louisiana Tech, building the Lady Techsters into a national powerhouse. During her tenure in Ruston, Mulkey was associated with 11 Final Four squads and three national championship teams. She has either played or coached in the national championship game on eight occasions.

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