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 Kim Mulkey-Robertson
Kim Mulkey-Robertson
Hometown:
Hammond, La.

Position:
Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Louisiana Tech

Ever since Baylor University named Women's Basketball Hall of Famer Kim Mulkey-Robertson as Baylor's fourth Lady Bear head coach on April 4, 2000, the former All-American and Olympic gold medalist has brought repeated national prominence to Baylor University and the women's basketball program.

This season in just her fifth year at program's helm, the Lady Bears achieved the ultimate prize each NCAA Division I team covets, a NCAA National Championship. In doing so, Mulkey-Robertson became the first women's basketball coach to win a NCAA national championship as both a player and a head coach. She joins former North Carolina coach Dean Smith and Texas Tech's Bobby Knight as the only members of that elite group.

After just five seasons as a head coach, Mulkey-Robertson has taken the Lady Bears to five postseason competitions, including four NCAA Tournaments, which includes the school's 2005 NCAA national championship, a national ranking of No. 1 and the championship (2005) in the toughest women's basketball conference in the nation, the Big 12. She has accumulated an impressive 131-38 (.775) career record at Baylor.

Mulkey-Robertson continued to add to her impressive list of achievements. Numerous honors were bestowed upon her after her inaugural season. She was named one of the Top 50 Female High School Athletes of the 20th Century, National Coach of the Year by Real Sport magazine and Big 12 Coach of the Year by the Dallas Morning-News and Waco Tribune-Herald. In 2003, Mulkey-Robertson was inducted into COSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame and was a unanimous choice for Big 12 Coach of the Year honors in 2005. She will, along with North Carolina head coach Roy Williams, receive the New York Athletic Club's famed Winged Foot Award on May 19 in New York City.

As a player, Mulkey-Robertson led the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters to a 130-6 record, two national titles and four Final Fours from 1980-84. During that time the 5-foot-4 playmaker, known for her spectacular passes and French braids, also led Louisiana Tech to its first two national championships (1981 and 1982) and was a part of the USA's gold medal-winning team at the 1984 Olympics and the 1983 Pan American Games.

Mulkey-Robertson averaged 6.38 assists and 1.56 steals per game and ranks second on Tech's all-time list in assists and 12th in steals. In addition, the summa cum laude scholar was a two-time Academic All-American.

Mulkey-Robertson has two children, Makenzie (13) and Kramer (10) and both are extremely active in sports. Makenzie plays basketball, volleyball, softball and participates in track and field while Kramer plays football, soccer, basketball and baseball. Makenzie is a member of Midway's two-time Little League Softball World Series Championship team. The family, when not attending sporting events, can often be found on Lake Waco riding jet skis, playing basketball on their home court or in the backyard batting cage.

THE KIM MULKEY-ROBERTSON FILE

PERSONAL

Born: May 17, 1962
Hometown:
Hammond, La.
Children:
daughter Makenzie, 13; son Kramer, 10

COACHING EXPERIENCE

2000-Present:Head Coach at Baylor University
1996-2000:Associate Head Coach at Louisiana Tech
1985-1996:Assistant Coach at Louisiana Tech

PLAYING EXPERIENCE

1976-80: Four-year letterwinner at Hammond HS in Hammond, La.
1980-84: Four-year letterwinner at Louisiana Tech in Ruston, La.
EDUCATION
High School: Hammond High School, Hammond, La.
College: Bachelor, Louisiana Tech University (1984)

NAMED BAYLOR'S HEAD COACH
April 4, 2000

Coaching Experience

YearSchoolPositionRecordPostseason
2005-06BaylorHead Coach27-6NCAA Sweet 16
2004-05BaylorHead Coach33-3NCAA National Champions
2003-04BaylorHead Coach26-9NCAA Sweet 16
2002-03BaylorHead Coach24-11WNIT Finals
2001-02BaylorHead Coach27-6NCAA Second Round
2000-01BaylorHead Coach21-9NCAA First Round
1999-00Louisiana TechAssociate Head Coach31-3NCAA Elite Eight
1998-99Louisiana TechAssociate Head Coach30-3NCAA Final Four
1997-98Louisiana TechAssociate Head Coach31-4NCAA National Runner-Up
1996-97Louisiana TechAssociate Head Coach31-4NCAA Sweet 16
1995-96Louisiana TechAssistant Coach31-2NCAA Elite Eight
1994-95Louisiana TechAssistant Coach28-5NCAA Sweet 16
1993-94Louisiana TechAssistant Coach31-4NCAA National Runner-Up
1992-93Louisiana TechAssistant Coach26-6NCAA Elite Eight
1991-92Louisiana TechAssistant Coach20-10NCAA First Round
1990-91Louisiana TechAssistant Coach18-12NCAA First Round
1989-90Louisiana TechAssistant Coach32-1NCAA Final Four
1988-89Louisiana TechAssistant Coach32-4NCAA Final Four
1987-88Louisiana TechAssistant Coach32-2NCAA Champions
1986-87Louisiana TechAssistant Coach30-3NCAA National Runner-Up
1985-86Louisiana TechAssistant Coach27-5NCAA Elite Eight
Louisiana Tech Totals
430-68 (.863)
Baylor Totals
158-44 (.782)

Player

1983-84Louisiana Tech30-3NCAA Final Four
1982-83Louisiana Tech31-2NCAA National Runner-Up
1981-82Louisiana Tech35-1NCAA National Champions
1980-81Louisiana Tech34-0AIAW National Champions
Louisiana Tech Totals130-6 (.956)

Combined Record as Collegiate Player and Assistant Coach:
(19 years) 560-74 (.883)

Record as Head Coach:
(6 years) 158-44 (.782)

HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Led the Lady Techsters to a 130-6 record as a player.
  • During 15-year stint as assistant and associate head coach, Louisiana Tech posted a 430-68 record and advanced to seven Final Fours.

1981

  • Won gold medal for South Team at Olympic Festival (Syracuse, NY).
  • Won AIAW National Championship.

1982

  • Member of USA Basketball Select Team.
  • Won NCAA National Championship.

1983

  • Won gold medal at Pan Am Games in Caracus, Venezuela.
  • Academic All-American.

1984

  • NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winner.
  • Academic All-American.
  • James Corbett Award (Louisiana's College Athlete of the Year).
  • Naismith "Small Player of the Year".
  • Olympic Gold medalist at Los Angeles games.

1985

  • Inducted into National High School Hall of Fame.

1986

  • Inducted into Louisiana High School Hall of Fame.

1990

  • Inducted into the Louisiana Sports Writers Hall of Fame.

1992

  • Inducted into the Louisiana Tech Athletics Hall of Fame.

1999

  • Lone female named among Louisiana Sports Writers top 25 athletes of the 20th century.
  • Named one of top three assistants by Women's Basketball Journal.
  • Listed by Sports Illustrated as one of the top 50 greatest Louisiana sports figures of the 20th century.

    2000

    • Named Baylor's fourth head coach.
    • Inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.

    2001

    • Named one of Top 50 Female High School Athletes of the 20th Century.
    • National Coach of the Year - Real Sport Magazine.
    • Big 12 Coach of the Year - Dallas Morning News and Waco Tribune-Herald.

    2002

    • Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Senior College Coach of the Year.

    2003

    • CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame.

    2005

    • Big 12 Coach of the Year.
  • Winged Foot Award.
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