LSU lands HOF coach Kim Mulkey as next women’s basketball coach

LSU Women’s Basketball
Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey gestures in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game...
Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey gestures in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma State, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Stillwater, Okla.(Sue Ogrocki | AP)
Updated: Apr. 26, 2021 at 6:21 AM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - The LSU women’s basketball team has found their new head coach in Baylor head coach and Hall of Famer Kim Mulkey the school confirmed on Sunday, April 25.

Mulkey, has ties to Louisiana as she helped lead Hammond High School to four consecutive state championship games. She went on to have a great career at Louisiana Tech earning All-American honors as a point guard and won two national championships with the Lady Techsters, the AIAW title in 1981 and the NCAA Championship title in 1982.

She will be introduced at a press conference on Monday, April 26 at 5 p.m. in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Fans are invited to attend her introductory press conference.

“Kim Mulkey is a champion and a Hall of Famer, and we are thrilled to welcome her home,” said Director of Athletics Scott Woodward. “Her accomplishments are unprecedented, her passion is unrivaled, and her commitment to winning in all aspects of life – in the classroom, on the court, and in the community – is unparalleled. We look forward to working with her as she instills that championship culture at LSU.”

She entered coaching as an assistant in 1985 and was later promoted to associate head coach in 1996. With Louisiana Tech under Leon Barmore they posted a 430-86 record and advanced to seven Final Fours.

In 2000, Mulkey took over the Baylor program and won three NCAA Championships in 2005, 2012 and 2019. She also led the Bears to 11 Big 12 regular season titles and 10 Big 12 tournament titles. She was named the AP Coach of the Year in 2012 and 2019 a three time USBWA National Coach of the Year in 2011, 2012 and 2019 and seven time Big 12 Coach of the Year.

Mulkey was also inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2020 and in the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

She is also the mother of former LSU shortstop Kramer Robertson who played for the Tigers from 2014-2017 and was a fourth round draft selection by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2017 MLB Draft.

“LSU’s getting a coach that’s a winner but does things the right way. She’s going to bring great enthusiasm, great character for the community,” said Robertson. “You’re going to see her around; she’s going to be involved, she’s going to be friendly with everyone.”

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