Baylor star Kim Mulkey will become the next LSU mentor

Baylor star Kim Mulkey will become the next LSU mentor

Following a 21-year career building the Baylor women’s basketball program into a powerhouse, Kim Mulkey will become the next head coach at LSU, per a release.

She will be the eighth LSU women’s basketball coach in program history—the best to at any point be hired. She will be officially presented at a press conference on Monday at 5 p.m. CT. Fans are invited to attend the press conference being held at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.

Mulkey was drafted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2020 in the wake of leading Baylor to national titles in 2005, 2012 and 2019. The two-time AP College Basketball Coach of the Year shows up in Baton Rouge to a floundering LSU program that hasn’t made the NCAA competition since 2017.

Mulkey will take over for Nikki many a Fargas surrendered for this present week to become president of the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces, as indicated by AP. Fargas went 177–129 in 10 years at LSU, including five 20-win seasons, yet couldn’t figure out how to repeat the accomplishment of a LSU program that made five straight Final Four appearances from 2003 to 2008.

Mulkey showed up in Waco in 2000 from Louisiana Tech, where she was an All-American player and an assistant head coach. Mulkey took Baylor to its first women’s NCAA competition in her first season and just missed the competition once as head coach in 2003.

The Bears have won the Big 12 regular season each year for the last decade, dating back to 2011, and were conference competition champions this previous season. Mulkey, a seven-time Big 12 coach of the year, is the fastest coach in NCAA Division I history to arrive at 600 successes.

The Tickfaw, La., native was 632–104 at Baylor with a .859 winning percentage, the third-best winning percentage in women’s basketball history behind UConn’s Geno Auriemma (.885) and Mulkey’s previous coach at Louisiana Tech, Leon Barmore (.869.).