Kim Mulkey

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Kim Mulkey

Kim Mulkey in a post-game interview in 2006
Sport(s)Women's college basketball
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamBaylor
ConferenceBig 12
Record338-79 (.811)
Biographical details
Born(1962-05-17) May 17, 1962 (age 50)
Santa Ana, California
Alma materLouisiana Tech University
Playing career
1980–1984Louisiana Tech
Position(s)Point guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1985–1996
1996–2000
2000–present
Louisiana Tech (asst.)
Louisiana Tech (assoc. HC)
Baylor
Head coaching record
Overall338–79 (.811)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
As a player:
AIAW Division I Tournament Championship (1981)
NCAA Division I Tournament Championship (1982)
Olympic Games (1984 Gold Medal)
As an assistant coach:
NCAA Division I Tournament Championship (1988)
As a head coach:
NCAA Division I Tournament Championship (2005, 2012)
Big 12 Regular Season Championship (2005, 2011, 2012)
Big 12 Tournament Championship (2005, 2009, 2011, 2012)
Awards
Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award (1984)
Big 12 Coach of the Year (2005, 2011, 2012)
USBWA National Coach of the Year (2011, 2012)
 
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Kim Mulkey

Kim Mulkey in a post-game interview in 2006
Sport(s)Women's college basketball
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamBaylor
ConferenceBig 12
Record338-79 (.811)
Biographical details
Born(1962-05-17) May 17, 1962 (age 50)
Santa Ana, California
Alma materLouisiana Tech University
Playing career
1980–1984Louisiana Tech
Position(s)Point guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1985–1996
1996–2000
2000–present
Louisiana Tech (asst.)
Louisiana Tech (assoc. HC)
Baylor
Head coaching record
Overall338–79 (.811)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
As a player:
AIAW Division I Tournament Championship (1981)
NCAA Division I Tournament Championship (1982)
Olympic Games (1984 Gold Medal)
As an assistant coach:
NCAA Division I Tournament Championship (1988)
As a head coach:
NCAA Division I Tournament Championship (2005, 2012)
Big 12 Regular Season Championship (2005, 2011, 2012)
Big 12 Tournament Championship (2005, 2009, 2011, 2012)
Awards
Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award (1984)
Big 12 Coach of the Year (2005, 2011, 2012)
USBWA National Coach of the Year (2011, 2012)

Kimberly Duane Mulkey (born May 17, 1962 in Santa Ana, California) is the head women's basketball coach at Baylor University. She is the first person in NCAA history to win a basketball national championship as a player, assistant coach, and head coach.[1] In 2011, she won her 300th career game, all with the Lady Bears.

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Youth

Kim Mulkey was one of the first girls in the USA to play organized baseball with boys. After playing basketball at Nesom Junior High School[2] in Tickfaw, Louisiana, she led her Hammond High School basketball team to four consecutive state championships. As high school valedictorian, she posted a perfect 4.0 GPA.

Louisiana Tech

The 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m) Mulkey was an All-American point guard at Louisiana Tech University, winning two national championships as a player—the AIAW title in 1981 and the inaugural NCAA title in 1982—and in 1984 was the inaugural winner of the women's version of the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, given to the nation's top college senior under 5'6"/1.68 m (the height limit was later raised to 5'8"/1.73 m).[3] She was also a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. team at the 1984 Summer Olympics. She became an assistant at Tech in 1985 and was promoted to associate head coach in 1996. During her 15-year tenure as assistant and associate head coach under Leon Barmore, Louisiana Tech posted a 430-68 record and advanced to seven Final Fours. Mulkey and the Lady Techsters won the 1988 NCAA Championship.

Baylor head coach

In 2000, Mulkey took over a Baylor program that had finished the 1999–2000 season 7–20 and last in the Big 12 Conference. In her first season at Baylor, she led the Lady Bears program to its first NCAA tournament bid. The Lady Bears have, as of 2011 put together eleven consecutive 20-win seasons, all nine NCAA tournament appearances in the program's history, and only once has the team lost more than 10 games in a season. The rise of the Baylor program under Mulkey was capped off in 2005 with a national title. This made her the first woman to have won NCAA Division I basketball titles as a player and a head coach, and only the fourth person (after Joe B. Hall, Bob Knight and Dean Smith).

Since the inception of the NCAA women's tournament in 1982, Mulkey has been involved in that tournament as a player or coach every year except 1985 and 2003. She was enshrined in the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000 for her accomplishments as a player.[4]

Mulkey in 2007 signed a 10-year extension to remain Baylor's coach. Her autobiography is called Won't Back Down: Teams, Dreams and Family.

In 2012, Mulkey made NCAA history by leading the Lady Bears to a perfect 40-game season, the first for any collegiate basketball team, men or women. The season culminated at the NCAA Championship game in Denver, where the Lady Bears defeated Notre Dame.

Personal life

From the 1990s until her 2006 divorce she was known as Kim Mulkey-Robertson. She spent her childhood in Tickfaw, Louisiana. She has two children: her son Kramer and her daughter Makenzie, who plays both basketball and softball for Baylor.

Head coaching record

SeasonTeamOverallConferenceStandingPostseason
Baylor Lady Bears (Big 12 Conference) (2000–present)
2000–2001Baylor21–99–96thNCAA First Round
2001–2002Baylor27–612–42ndNCAA Second Round
2002–2003Baylor24–118–87thWNIT Runner-up
2003–2004Baylor26–910–6T–4thNCAA Sweet Sixteen
2004–2005Baylor33–314–21stNCAA Champions
2005–2006Baylor26–712–42ndNCAA Sweet Sixteen
2006–2007Baylor26–811–53rdNCAA Second Round
2007–2008Baylor25–712–42ndNCAA Second Round
2008–2009Baylor29–612–42ndNCAA Sweet Sixteen
2009–2010Baylor27–109–76thNCAA Final Four
2010–2011Baylor34–315–11stNCAA Elite Eight
2011–2012Baylor40–018–01stNCAA Champions
Baylor:338–79 (.811)142–52 (.732)
Total:338–79 (.811)

      National champion         Conference regular season champion         Conference tournament champion
      Conference regular season and conference tournament champion       Conference division champion

Source:[5][6]

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