Hall of Fame ladies’ ball mentor Kim Mulkey, who won three national championships in 21 seasons at Baylor, is leaving for LSU.
LSU reported the blockbuster hire on Sunday.
Mulkey, who experienced childhood in Tickfaw, Louisiana, will be presented in a news conference on Monday.
“Kim Mulkey is a champion and a Hall of Famer, and we are thrilled to welcome her home,” said LSU director of athletics Scott Woodward in a statement. “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.”
Mulkey, 58, assumed control over a Baylor program in 2000 that had never arrived at the NCAA competition. The Lady Bears have missed the competition just a single time from that point forward and won the public title in 2005, 2012 and 2019.
Mulkey played at Louisiana Tech, where she later went through 15 years as a assistant and associate head coach.
She won a gold medal as an individual from the 1984 Olympic Team and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame a year ago.
“We are grateful for the more than two decades Kim Mulkey poured into building Baylor women’s basketball to one of the nation’s premier programs,” Baylor director of athletics Mack B. Rhoades said in a statement. “Coach Mulkey’s sustained success is one of the most remarkable runs in college basketball history, and her accomplishments are worthy of the Naismith Hall of Fame induction she’ll experience later this year.”
Rhodes added that the Bears have dispatched a public quest for their next lead coach.
Mulkey takes over for Nikki Fargas, who ventured down on Saturday after 10 seasons at LSU. As indicated by an assertion, Fargas was leaving to seek after another opportunity. While LSU didn’t uncover where Fargas was headed next, she has been in negotiations to take over as group leader of the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces, individuals acquainted with those conversations have disclosed to The Associated Press.