Kim Mulkey is like a superhero in basketball. She played basketball when she was a kid and won a lot of awards. She was so good that she got to coach other kids in basketball and help them win championships. She was so good at it that she got to be the head coach for a college basketball team and she helped them win three championships. She was so good that she was chosen to be in two special halls of fame for basketball. Now she is a super coach for another college basketball team.
Kim Mulkey was born and raised in Louisiana. She was a talented basketball player from an early age, and she quickly developed a passion for the game. She attended Louisiana Tech University, where she was an All-American player and was part of two NCAA championships. After college, she went on to play professionally for the Houston Comets and was part of the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic teams in 1983 and 1984.
In 2000, she began her coaching career as an assistant coach at Baylor University. Her success as an assistant coach quickly led to her being named the head coach of the women’s basketball team in 2003. Under her leadership, the team quickly rose to national prominence. In 2005, she led the team to its first-ever NCAA championship, making her the first person in NCAA women’s basketball history to win a national championship as a player, assistant coach, and head coach.
In 2012 and 2019, Kim Mulkey led the Baylor Bears to two more NCAA championships. During her time at Baylor, she was named the Big 12 Coach of the Year three times and the Naismith Coach of the Year twice. She was also inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2020 and the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
In 2021, Kim Mulkey left Baylor to become the head coach for Louisiana State University’s women’s basketball team. She is now the first woman to lead a Division I men’s or women’s basketball program in the state of Louisiana. Her passion for the game and her success as a player, assistant coach, and head coach have made her a legend in the basketball world.