Kim Mulkey Biography
Kim Mulkey (Kimberly Duane Mulkey) is the head women’s basketball coach at Baylor University. Kim is the first person in NCAA history to win a basketball national championship as a player, assistant coach, and head coach.
She was one of the first girls in the US to play organized baseball with boys. Kim played basketball at Nesom Junior High School after which she led her Hammond High School basketball team to four consecutive state championships.
Kim Mulkey Age
Kim was born on May 17, 1962.
Kim Mulkey Husband
Kim was married to Randy Robertson, who she had met at Louisiana Tech and had been the starting quarterback for the Bulldogs for the 1974 and 1975 seasons.
The couple got married in 1987 and they have two children together: son Kramer, a professional baseball player, and daughter Makenzie, who played both basketball and softball for Baylor.
Kim and Randy divorced in 2006.
Kim Mulkey Son
Kim’s son is known as Kramer Robertson. He was born on September 20, 1994, and he is an American professional baseball shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals organization.
Kim Mulkey Louisiana Tech
Kimwas 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).
In 1985, she became an assistant at Tech and she 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 and Kim together with the Lady Techsters won the 1988 NCAA Championship
Kim Mulkey US Basketball
Kim was selected to be a member of the team representing the US at the 1983 Pan American Games held in Caracas, Venezuela and the team won all five games to earn the gold medal for the event. Mulkey averaged 12.4 points per game.
She played for the USA National team in the 1983 World Championships, held in Sao Paulo, Brazil and the team won six games, but lost two against the Soviet Union.
In 1984, the USA sent its National team to the 1984 William Jones Cup competition in Taipei, Taiwan, for pre-Olympic practice. The team easily beat each of the eight teams they played, winning by an average of just under 50 points per game and Kim averaged 6.8 points per game.
She continued with the national team to represent the US at the 1984 Olympics and the team won all six games to claim the gold medal. Mulkey averaged 5.3 points per game.
Kim Mulkey Baylor Head Coach
In 2000, Kim took over a Baylor program that had finished the 1999–2000 season 7–20 and last in the Big 12 Conference and in first season at Baylor, she led the Lady Bears program to its first NCAA tournament bid. The Lady Bears have gone to postseason play every year since Kim’s arrival, including all 16 of the program’s NCAA Tournament appearances. They have won 20 games every year, and only once has the team lost more than 10 games in a season.
The rise of the Baylor program under Kim was capped off in 2005 with a national title and 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, she has been involved in that tournament as a player or coach every year except 1985 and 2003. In 2000, Kim was enshrined in the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame for her accomplishments as a player.
In 2007, she signed a 10-year extension to remain Baylor’s coach.
In 2012, Kim made NCAA history by leading the Lady Bears to a perfect 40–0 season, the most wins in college basketball history, men or women.
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