Kim Mulkey Biography, Career, Age, Family, Spouse and Net Worth
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Who is Kim Mulkey?
Kimberly Duane Mulkey famously known as Kim Mulkey is a well-known American college basketball player and coach. She is currently the head coach for Lousiana State University’s women’s basketball team. Mulkey was a Pan-American gold medalist in 1983 and an Olympic gold medalist in 1984. She also became the first person in NCAA women’s basketball history to earn a national championship as a player, assistant coach, and head coach. Kim then won 3 NCAA championships as the coach of Baylor in 2005, 2012, and 2019. She was later inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2020, and also into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Kim Mulkey Career
Mulkey was among the first girls in the US to play organized baseball with boys. Following playing basketball at Nesom Junior High School in Tickfaw, Louisiana, she guided her Hammond High School basketball team to four state championships in a row. Mulkey recorded a perfect 4.0 GPA, as high school valedictorian. She then attained high academic honors as an inductee into the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic Hall of Fame for her classroom achievements at Louisianan Tech.
At a height of 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m) she was an All-American point guard at Louisiana Tech University. Mulkey won two national championships as a player- the AIAW title in 1981 and the inaugural NCAA title in 1982. She was also the inaugural winner of the women’s version of the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award in 1984, 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). Mulkey then became an assistant at Tech in 1985 and was later promoted to associate head coach in 1996. Within her 15-year time as an assistant and associate head coach under Leon Barmore, Tech posted a 430-68 record and made it to 7 Final Fours. Kim and the Lady Techstres earned the 1988 NCAA Championship.
Kim was picked to be a member of the team representing the US at the 1983 Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela. The team won all five games to receive the gold medal for the event. She had an average of 12.4 points per game. Kim played for the USA National team in the 1983 World Championships in San Paulo, Brazil. Despite winning six games, the team lost two against the Soviet Union.
The USA team had a nine-point lead at halftime in an opening round game, but the Soviets returned to take the lead, and the last shot by the USA failed to drop leaving the USSR team with a one-point win 85-84. The USA team won their following four games, setting up the gold medal game over USSR. The match was also close and was tied at 82 points each with 6 seconds to go in the game. The Soviets Elena Chausova received the inbounds pass and hit the game-winning shot in the last seconds, granting the USSR team the gold medal with a score of 84-82.
The USA team received the silver medal and Kim averaged 3.1 points per game. The USA then sent its National team to the 1984 William Jones Cup competition in Taipei, Taiwan, for pre-Olympic practice in 1984. The team then easily defeated each of the eight teams they played, winning by an average of just under 50 points each game. Kim had an average of 6.8 points per game. She then went on with the national team to represent the US at the 1984 Olympics. The team won all six games to earn the gold medal, and she averaged 5.3 points per game.
How old is Kim Mulkey?
Kimberly Duane Mulkey is aged 60 as of 2022, having been born on May 17, 1962, in Santa Ana, California, U.S. She shares her birthday with famous people including Bob Saget, Nikki Reed, Bill Paxton, Sasha Alexander, Derek Hough, Ross Butler, Jordan Knight, Craig Ferguson, Hill Harper, Jim Nantz, Josh Homme, and Kree Harrison, among others.
Kim Mulkey Family
Who are Kim Mulkey’s parents?
Kimberly Duane Mulkey was born to her parents, Dru Mulkey and Les Mulkey in Santa Ana, California, and brought up in Tickfaw, Louisiana. She has not shared much information about her parents and family with the media.
Does Kim Mulkey have siblings?
Mulkey was born to her parents into a family of two children, having one sibling, named Tammy Mulkey. Not much is known about Tammy as Kim has not shared information about him.
Kim Mulkey Education
Mulkey attended Hammond High school where she played basketball for the high school team. She had previously attended Nesom High School where she played basketball. Mulkey then joined Louisiana Tech University where she went on to play basketball for the college team.
Kim Mulkey Spouse
Mulkey is currently single but has been married in the past. She was married to Randy Robertson in 1987, after meeting at Louisiana Tech. He was the starting quarterback for the Bulldogs for the 1974 and 1975 seasons. She was known as Kim Mulkey-Robertson during her marriage to him before they divorced in 2006.
Kim Mulkey Children
Mulkey and Robertson have two children together in their marriage together. They have a son Kramer Robertson and a daughter Makenzie Fuller. Kramer is a professional baseball player and collegiate All-American at Louisiana State University, while Makenzie played both basketball and softball for Baylor and is currently an assistant coach on her mother’s staff.
Kim Mulkey Height
Mulkey has an athletic, physically fit, and well-curved body adding up to an average height of 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m) and a weight of 58 kg (128 lbs).
Kim took over a Baylor program that had completed the 1999-2000 season 7-20 in 2000. It was also last in the Big 12 Conference and had never earned an invite to the NCAA tournament. In Mulkey’s first season at Baylor, she guided the Lady Bears program to its first NCAA tournament bid: they have gone to postseason play every year since her arrival. The Lady Bears have also won at least 20 games every year, and just once have they lost more than 10 games in a season. The rise of the program under her was capped off in 2005 with a national title when they beat Michigan State in the championship game at Indianapolis. She became the first woman to have won NCAA Division I basketball titles as a player and a head coach, and only the 4th person following Joe B. Hall, Bob Knight, and Dean Smith.
Since the inception of the NCAA women’s tournament in 1982, she has been involved in the tournament as a player or coach every year apart from 1985 and 2003. Mulkey was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000 for her accomplishments as a player. In 2007, she signed a 10-year extension to stay as Baylor’s coach. Mulkey’s autobiography is titled Won’t Back Down: Teams, Dreams, and Family.
She then made NCAA history by guiding the Lady Bears to a perfect 40-0 season in 2012, the most wins in college basketball history, men or women. The season ended at the NCAA Championship game in Denver, where they beat Notre Dame.
In a rematch of the 2012 NCAA Championship game in 2019, the Lady Bears beat Notre Dame Fighting Irish by a score of 82-81 in Tampa. This made her the 3rd coach to win three or more NCAA Division I women’s basketball championships, joining Connecticut”s Geno Auriemma (11) and Tennessee’s Pat Summitt (8). Kim is recognized for her ”bold” sense of fashion. She had once worn a snakeskin print to a game against Connecticut: her wardrobe choices have generated a multitude of strong responses online.
During the COVID-19 pandemic
While the 2020 NCAA tournament was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Baylor proceeded to the Elite Eight of the 2021 tournament held in an event isolation ”bubble”. During the Elite Eight round, she advocated concluding COVID-19 testing on the tournament players although the pandemic was ongoing. Mulkey said that the organization tasked with running the student tournament should ”dump the COVID testing”, commenting freely during a press conference despite not being asked about it by reporters.
She had tested positive for the virus earlier in the season and made the comments after her team’s loss to UConn. UConn was a team that Baylor was supposed to face earlier in the season but got canceled because of her COVID diagnosis. As per CBS News, her comments were then described by ”many basketball fans” as ”misinformed, dangerous and irresponsible”. However, Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma then defended her comments, saying ”This past year has shown us that there’s a lot of difficult topics to talk about”.
Louisiana State University
Following 21 seasons as the head coach at Baylor, Kim was revealed as head coach at LSU on April 25, 2021.
Kim Mulkey Net Worth
American college basketball player and coach, Mulkey has been active in basketball from 1980 to the present. She played from 1980 to 1984 and has coached from 1985 to the present, currently the head coach of Louisiana State University. Mulkey has been able to gather an accumulative net worth of approximately $5 million as of 2022.