Kim Mulkey
 

Kim  Mulkey

Hometown:
Hammond, La.

Position:
Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Louisiana Tech

09/29/2017

Welcome Back Supper Set for Oct. 5

18th annual event begins at 6:30 p.m. (CT) inside the Ferrell Center

08/31/2017

WBB Finalizes 2017-18 Slate

Lady Bears to host 18 games inside the Ferrell Center, including exhibitions

07/19/2017

WBB Announces Nonconference Schedule

8 home games, including two exhibitions, highlight preconference slate

05/22/2017

Record 4 Make WNBA Rosters

Lady Bears begin the regular season with professional teams

04/20/2017

Cave and Davis Ink WNBA Training Camp Contracts

Senior duo begins training camp with defending WNBA champions on April 23

03/26/2017

Baylor 85, Mississippi State 94 (NCAA Elite Eight)

Photos from Baylor vs. Mississippi State during the 2017 NCAA Elite Eight on 3/26/17.

02/01/2017

USATSI Gallery - No. 2 Baylor @ Iowa State

USATSI Gallery - No. 2 Baylor @ Iowa State

01/18/2017

No. 2 Baylor vs. Iowa State

Check out the USATSI photo gallery from the women's basketball game against Iowa State.

01/11/2017

USATSI Gallery - TCU @ No. 2 Baylor

USATSI Gallery - TCU @ No. 2 Baylor

11/22/2016

Baylor Lady Bears -vs- SE Louisiana, 11/22/16

Baylor Lady Bears -vs- SE Louisiana, 11/22/16

Success = Kim Mulkey. No matter what she's attempted in basketball, whether it be on the court or along the sideline, Mulkey has found success. In 17 seasons as a head coach, she has attained 506 career victories and ranks No. 2 among the winningest active Division I head coaches (.841). She is tied for No. 3 all-time by percentage with her mentor, Hall of Fame coach Pat Summitt.

Her mentor, Leon Barmore, is the only other coach to reach the 400-win and 500-win milestones quicker than Mulkey. Barmore reached 500 wins in 576 games, while Mulkey accomplished the feat in 594 games as a head coach. It took Barmore 13 seasons and three games to accumulate 400 wins, while Mulkey achieved it in 13 years and 32 games.

When the Women's Basketball Hall of Famer accepted the position as Baylor University's head women's basketball coach on April 4, 2000, few could have predicted the dramatic and prestigious transformation the program was about to undergo. Inheriting a program that was 7-20 in the year prior to her arrival and had registered 13 losing seasons in the 17 previous years, Mulkey has transformed the Lady Bears into a national power. The former Olympic Gold medalist has twice guided the Lady Bear basketball program to the pinnacle of women's basketball, 2005 and 2012 NCAA Championships, 16 NCAA Tournament appearances, 17 20-win seasons, 15 25-win efforts, eight 30-win campaigns and an NCAA record 40 victories and a perfect season in 2011-12. In addition, over the past 14 seasons, Mulkey has led the Lady Bears to three Final Four appearances (2005, '10, `12) and a Big 12 record 16 Big 12 Conference titles.

The 2005 NCAA title was Baylor's first for a women's team sport, and just the second in school history overall. In winning the 2005 championship, Mulkey became the first person, man or woman, to win a basketball national championship as a student-athlete, assistant coach and head coach.

En route to the 2005 NCAA Championship, the Lady Bears won their first Big 12 Conference championship and followed with the conference tournament championship for the first of seven title sweeps.

The Lady Bears added to the trophy case with another Big 12 Tournament crown in 2009, claimed both the regular season and tournament crowns in 2011 and captured the regular season title by a record seven games over second-place Oklahoma and Texas A&M and went on to earn the tournament crown in 2012. Baylor swept the Big 12 title race, winning both crowns in 2013 to become the first team to win three consecutive conference tournament titles. The Lady Bears continued to be dominant in the league, claiming both regular season and tournament titles in 2014, 2015 and 2016 to total an unprecedented six-straight regular season and six-straight tournament title. In 2017, Baylor claimed its seventh regular season Big 12 championship in a row and advanced to the tournament title game for the seventh consecutive season before falling in the final.

Since coming into the league in 2000-01, Mulkey is the Big 12's winningest coach by victories (506) and by percentage (.841).

Since taking over the program, Mulkey has guided the Lady Bears to 17 postseason appearances, including 16 NCAA Tournaments and a trip to the 2003 WNIT finals. In 2004, the Lady Bears made their first trip to the NCAA Sweet 16. In 2001, Sheila Lambert was a Kodak All-American and was awarded the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, which recognized the nation's best player 5-8 or shorter. Odyssey Sims won the award in 2014, and Mulkey was the inaugural award winner in 1984.

Under Mulkey's tutelage, Sophia Young became the program's first two-time Kodak All-American and also the school's first AP All-American and Brittney Griner garnered the program's first national Freshman of the Year honor (2010) and National Player of the Year kudos (2012 and `13) and Sims followed in 2011. Griner also earned the program's first Honda Cup award. Griner and Sims were both winners of the prestigious Wade Trophy.

Baylor has had a total of 13 players drafted to the WNBA, all under the direction of Mulkey. In 2002, Sheila Lambert and Danielle Crockrom were selected in the first round by the Charlotte Sting (seventh pick) and the Utah Starzz (11th pick), respectively. Steffanie Blackmon was chosen in the third round with the 38th pick by the Seattle Storm in 2005, while Sophia Young became the program’s third first rounder in 2006 when the San Antonio Silver Stars chose her fourth overall. Bernice Mosby followed as the sixth overall pick by the Washington Mystics in 2007 to become the fourth first round selection all-time. Angela Tisdale and Jessica Morrow were selected in the third round in 2008 by the Chicago Sky and 2009 by the Atlanta Dream, respectively.

In 2013, Brittney Griner became Baylor’s first No. 1 WNBA Draft selection when the Phoenix Mercury chose her to lead the class. Brooklyn Pope was taken in the third round by the Chicago Sky with the 28th overall pick to give Baylor its second two-player draft class all-time. Odyssey Sims was the sixth Lady Bear to be selected in the first round of the WNBA Draft, as the Tulsa Shock picked her second overall in 2014. In 2016, Niya Johnson was selected by the Atlanta Dream with the 28th overall pick in the third round. In 2017 and for the third time in program history, two players were selected in the same draft class as Alexis Jones and Alexis Prince were selected by the Minnesota Lynx and the Phoenix Mercury, respectively. Jones became the seventh first round draft pick, as she went 12th overall, while Prince was chosen in the third round with the 29th overall pick.

Not only has Baylor's progress registered on the national level, but local fans have taken notice as well. The Lady Bears continue to break all-time attendance records and annually rank among the nation's top 25 in NCAA women's basketball attendance, including eight top-10 finishes, ranking a program-high No. 4 in 2012-13, No. 7 once (2016-17), No. 8 four times (2005-06, 2009-10, 2013-14 and 2014-15) and No. 6 twice (2010-11 and 2011-12). For the past 11 seasons the Lady Bears have eclipsed the 100,000 fan mark at home. In 2011-12, Baylor drew a Ferrell Center record-breaking 166,593 fans and in 2012-13 set an average attendance record of 9,160 fans per game. Since Mulkey's arrival, more than two million fans have come through the Ferrell Center doors.

In her first season as a head coach, Mulkey returned the Lady Bear program to the national spotlight. She took a team that was 7-20 in 1999-2000 and 12th in the Big 12 with a 2-12 mark, and molded it into a cohesive and confident unit that finished sixth in the Big 12 with a 9-7 record and earned the program’s first NCAA Tournament berth. Baylor, along with four other schools, posted the biggest turnaround in NCAA Division I with a 14-game improvement that year, going from 7-20 to 21-9. In addition, the Baylor squad was ranked in the AP top 25 poll for six weeks, climbing as high as No. 20 and closing the season ranked No. 23.

Baylor's second season under Mulkey produced even better results. The team finished the year with a 27-6 record and a No. 7 ranking in the Associated Press final poll. For the first time in program history, the Lady Bears were selected to host NCAA Tournament games. Baylor hosted first and second round games and set a Lady Bear attendance record when 10,074 fans packed the Ferrell Center for its second-round game against Drake. In fact, the Waco first and second rounds ranked second nationally in attendance compared to other sites that year.

Her third season proved to be her most challenging. Working with a 2002-03 team that returned only one starter and listed just three upperclassmen on its roster, Mulkey guided her young squad to a 24-11 record. After being snubbed by the NCAA selection committee, the Lady Bears advanced to the WNIT final. In the championship game, SEC rival Auburn narrowly defeated the Lady Bears, 64-63.

Year four yielded even more success for Baylor women's basketball. Mulkey guided the Lady Bears to the program's first-ever NCAA Sweet 16, where they lost to tradition-rich Tennessee, 71-69, on a controversial last-second call. Baylor finished the season at 26-9, was ranked No. 15 in the AP's final poll and achieved its then-highest finish ever in the coaches’ poll at No. 11.

The 2004-05 season proved to be Mulkey's breakthrough year. The squad posted a 33-3 record and claimed the Big 12 Conference title with a 14-2 mark. En route to the program’s first NCAA Championship, the Lady Bears defeated three No. 1 seeds. Steffanie Blackmon and Young were both named All-Americans with Young becoming Baylor's third WBCA All-American. In addition to earning Big 12 Coach of the Year honors, Mulkey received the New York Athletic Club's prestigious Winged Foot Award.

After losing two starters from the 2005 NCAA Championship squad, Mulkey guided the 2005-06 Lady Bears to a 26-7 record and a 12-4 Big 12 mark for a second place league finish. Baylor completed the year at No. 10 in the final AP poll. Year six under Mulkey also produced the program's first two-time WBCA All-American and Big 12 Player of the Year in Sophia Young.

Fielding a team that featured eight underclassmen on the 11-member roster, the 2006-07 team's 26-7 record was an impressive achievement. Led by Bernice Mosby, the Lady Bears were selected to the NCAA Tournament and finished third in the perennially tough Big 12 Conference with an 11-5 mark. As a team, the Lady Bears led the nation in blocked shots, averaging 7.2 blocks per contest. Baylor finished the year ranked No. 19 in the AP poll and No. 20 in the coaches’ poll.

Facing the 2007-08 season without a dominant scorer and rebounder returning for the first time, Mulkey guided the squad to an impressive 25-7 mark, a second place Big 12 Conference finish and another NCAA Tournament berth. The team featured a balanced offensive attack with five players averaging double-digit scoring. The Lady Bears were led by All-American and All-Big 12 performers Angela Tisdale and Rachel Allison.

Mulkey's ninth season along the sideline was highlighted by another trip to the NCAA's Sweet 16 and a Big 12 Conference Tournament title. The Lady Bears posted a 29-6 record, a final AP ranking of No. 5 and a 12-4 Big 12 record to finish in second place.

Entering the 2009-10 season with just one senior and one returning starter, Mulkey was tasked with molding a cohesive unit out of a roster filled with nine underclassmen, five of which were freshmen. By season's end, Mulkey had accomplished her goal. The Lady Bears advanced through the NCAA Tournament to the Final Four in San Antonio before losing to the eventual NCAA Champion and undefeated Connecticut Huskies. The Lady Bears ended the season with a 27-10 record overall and were ranked No. 14 in AP and No. 4 in coaches poll final releases. Freshman sensation, Brittney Griner garnered several postseason awards including national and Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year, AP All-American (second team), first-team All-Big 12 and Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Year. Griner set an NCAA single-season block record with 223 rejections and Baylor led the nation in blocks per game.

After a Final Four appearance and the loss of only one player, expectations were high for the 2010-11 squad. Despite a couple of early setbacks, the loss of two returning starters and a late season injury to Melissa Jones, the Lady Bears persevered. In spite of the adversity, the Lady Bears posted a 34-3 record, advanced to the NCAA Championship Elite Eight, swept both the Big 12 regular season and postseason tournament titles for the second time in program history and were ranked No. 1 nationally for a school record seven weeks. Brittney Griner was named to every All-American team and was a finalist for the Wade Trophy, Wooden and Naismith awards. Freshman Odyssey Sims was the USBWA National Freshman of the Year and earned the same honor from the Big 12. Mulkey was the USBWA's National Coach of the Year and received Big 12 Coach of the Year honors.

The 2011-12 Lady Bear season was as perfect as it could be. En route to claiming its second NCAA Championship in seven years, Baylor ran the table, posting an unprecedented 40-0 mark and claimed both Big 12 Conference crowns. Brittney Griner and Mulkey each swept player of the year and coach of the year honors, earning WBCA, USBWA, Associated Press, Naismith and Big 12 Conference recognition. Baylor was ranked No. 1 wire-to-wire in both polls and raced through conference play with a Big 12-record 18-0 mark. Griner and Odyssey Sims were named consensus All-Americans, while Destiny Williams was a WBCA All-America honorable mention. Griner and Sims were both named to the All-Big 12 first team and the league's All-Defensive team, while Williams was a second team selection. In addition, Kimetria Hayden was an honorable mention league pick.

After winning its third straight Big 12 regular-season and tournament crowns, Baylor's 2012-13 squad fell short of NCAA Tournament expectations, bowing out of the tourney in the Sweet 16. Brittney Griner was again the consensus national player of the year. She and Sims were named consensus All-Americans, to the All-Big 12 first team and the league's All-Defensive team, while Mulkey again snagged coach of the year honors.

The 2013-14 campaign saw the Lady Bears return to the NCAA Championship Elite Eight and win their fourth straight Big 12 Conference regular season and tournament crowns. Odyssey Sims, who averaged 28.5 points per game, won the Wade Trophy and received Big 12 player and defensive player of the year recognition.

Another NCAA Championship Elite Eight, coupled with their fifth consecutive Big 12 Conference regular season and tournament crowns resulted in a 33-4 season for the Lady Bears in 2014-15. Nina Davis was a consensus All-American and finalist for most national awards. Davis was also named the Big 12 Player of the Year, while Mulkey was the league's Coach of the Year. Senior guard Niya Johnson was an All-Big 12 first team selection, senior post Sune Agbuke was named to the Big 12's All-Defense team and sophomore post Khadijiah Cave earned the league's Sixth Man Award. The Lady Bears finished the season ranked No. 5 in both polls.

The 2015-16 season resulted in another NCAA Championship Elite Eight appearance and Baylor’s sixth-straight sweep of Big 12 Conference regular season and tournament titles. The Lady Bears finished the season with a 36-2 mark and a 17-1 Big 12 record, including a perfect 20-0 mark inside the Ferrell Center. For the second-straight season, junior Nina Davis was named an USBWA, USBWA and Wooden Award All-American. Along with Davis, senior guard Niya Johnson and junior guard Alexis Jones were All-Big 12 first team selections, while sophomore guard Kristy Wallace picked up honorable mention honors. Johnson was also selected to the conference’s All-Defensive team, while Jones picked up Newcomer of the Year accolades. Baylor closed the season ranked No. 4 in both the AP and coaches’ final polls.

In 2016-17, Baylor advanced to its fourth consecutive NCAA Championship Elite Eight. The Lady Bears won their seventh consecutive Big 12 regular season title with a 17-1 mark and advanced to the tournament championship game before falling in the final. On the season, Baylor posted a 33-4 record for its eighth 30-win campaign under Mulkey. Senior forward Nina Davis became the only player in Big 12 history to earn four career All-Big 12 Tournament Team nods. She was joined by redshirt senior guard Alexis Prince and junior guard Kristy Wallace on the all-tournament squad. Sophomore post Kalani Brown and redshirt senior guard Alexis Jones were unanimous selections to the All-Big 12 first team, while Prince and Davis were named to the All-Big 12 second team. Freshman Lauren Cox became the fourth player in program history to receive the league’s Sixth Man Award and was also named to the All-Freshman team. Additionally, Brown and Prince were named to the Big 12’s All-Defensive team.

Mulkey, a 2000 inductee into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame, came to Baylor from Louisiana Tech where she spent 19 years as either a student-athlete or coach in the legendary Lady Techster program. During her tenure in Ruston, Mulkey was associated with 11 Final Four squads and three national championship teams. She has either played or coached in the national championship game on eight occasions.

Over her 15-year stint as an assistant and associate head coach at her alma mater, Louisiana Tech posted a 430-68 (.864) record and advanced to seven Final Fours. Mulkey held the title of associate head coach for her final four seasons. Her responsibilities at Tech included coordinating recruiting, tutoring Lady Techster guards, overseeing the players' academic progress and running the summer camps. Because of her diligence, no Lady Techster was ever declared academically ineligible.

As a player, Mulkey led the Lady Techsters to a 130-6 (.956) 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 both the 1984 Olympics and the 1983 Pan American Games.

Mulkey averaged 6.38 assists and 1.56 steals per game and currently 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 as a business major. In recognition of her success in the classroom and on the basketball court, Mulkey was inducted into the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-America Hall of Fame in June 2003.

Her athletic career began at an early age. Mulkey, a native of Hammond, La., played Dixie Youth baseball as a 12 year old as well as two years of Pony League baseball and made the all-star team two of the three years. At Hammond High School, she led the basketball team to four-straight state championships, posted a 136-5 record and finished her career with a then-national record 4,075 points. She earned all-district, all-state and All-America honors each of her four years at Hammond High. She also graduated as her class' valedictorian with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. Mulkey has a street named after her in her hometown of Tickfaw, La.

Mulkey is a member of the National High School Hall of Fame, the Louisiana High School Hall of Fame, Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Louisiana Tech Athletics Hall of Fame. In 1999, she was the lone female named among the Louisiana Sports Writers top 25 athletes of the 20th century and was listed by Sports Illustrated as one of the top 50 sports figures of Louisiana for the 20th century. In June of 2000, she was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame located in Knoxville, Tenn. Additionally, Mulkey was inducted into the Baylor Athletics Hall of Fame in 2007 and entered the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2010. Born May 17, 1962, in Santa Ana, Calif., Mulkey has two children, daughter Makenzie (25) and son Kramer (22).

Makenzie (Robertson) Fuller serves as associate director of basketball operations for the Lady Bears. She was a four-year letterwinner on Baylor's basketball team, and during her career the Lady Bears posted an impressive 140-10 record, which included eight Big 12 crowns and an NCAA national championship (2012).

Fuller, a three-time Academic All-Big 12 honoree, was named to both Baylor's Dean's List and the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll numerous times. She earned both a bachelor and master's degree from Baylor and married former Baylor football and professional baseball player Clay Fuller in 2015.

Kramer attended LSU, where he played for the highly touted Tiger baseball team. He was a first team All-SEC shortstop and second team Louisville Slugger All-American in 2016, and garnered third team Collegiate Baseball All-American, honorable mention Perfect Game All-American and second team All-SEC accolades in 2017. After leading LSU back to the College World Series in 2017, which resulted in a runner-up finish, Kramer was selected in the fourth round of the MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. He plays shortstop for the Peoria Chiefs, the club’s Class A affiliate.

Mulkey's autobiography, "Won't Back Down" with Peter May, a retired Boston Globe senior sportswriter, appeared in bookstores Nov. 5, 2007, and the paperback edition became available Sept. 8, 2008.

THE KIM MULKEY FILE

PERSONAL

Born: May 17, 1962
Hometown:
Hammond, La.
Children:
daughter Makenzie Fuller, 25; son Kramer, 22

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

Year School Position Record Postseason
2016-17 Baylor Head Coach 33-4 NCAA Elite Eight
2015-16 Baylor Head Coach 36-2 NCAA Elite Eight
2014-15 Baylor Head Coach 33-4 NCAA Elite Eight
2013-14 Baylor Head Coach 32-5 NCAA Elite Eight
2012-13 Baylor Head Coach 34-2 NCAA Sweet 16
2011-12 Baylor Head Coach 40-0 NCAA National Champions
2010-11 Baylor Head Coach 34-3 NCAA Elite Eight
2009-10 Baylor Head Coach 27-10 NCAA Final Four
2008-09 Baylor Head Coach 29-6 NCAA Sweet 16
2007-08 Baylor Head Coach 25-7 NCAA Second Round
2006-07 Baylor Head Coach 26-8 NCAA Second Round
2005-06 Baylor Head Coach 26-7 NCAA Sweet 16
2004-05 Baylor Head Coach 33-3 NCAA National Champions
2003-04 Baylor Head Coach 26-9 NCAA Sweet 16
2002-03 Baylor Head Coach 24-11 WNIT Finals
2001-02 Baylor Head Coach 27-6 NCAA Second Round
2000-01 Baylor Head Coach 21-9 NCAA First Round
1999-00 Louisiana Tech Associate Head Coach 31-3 NCAA Elite Eight
1998-99 Louisiana Tech Associate Head Coach 30-3 NCAA Final Four
1997-98 Louisiana Tech Associate Head Coach 31-4 NCAA National Runner-Up
1996-97 Louisiana Tech Associate Head Coach 31-4 NCAA Sweet 16
1995-96 Louisiana Tech Assistant Coach 31-2 NCAA Elite Eight
1994-95 Louisiana Tech Assistant Coach 28-5 NCAA Sweet 16
1993-94 Louisiana Tech Assistant Coach 31-4 NCAA National Runner-Up
1992-93 Louisiana Tech Assistant Coach 26-6 NCAA Elite Eight
1991-92 Louisiana Tech Assistant Coach 20-10 NCAA First Round
1990-91 Louisiana Tech Assistant Coach 18-12 NCAA First Round
1989-90 Louisiana Tech Assistant Coach 32-1 NCAA Final Four
1988-89 Louisiana Tech Assistant Coach 32-4 NCAA Final Four
1987-88 Louisiana Tech Assistant Coach 32-2 NCAA Champions
1986-87 Louisiana Tech Assistant Coach 30-3 NCAA National Runner-Up
1985-86 Louisiana Tech Assistant Coach 27-5 NCAA Elite Eight
Louisiana Tech Totals
430-68 (.863)
Baylor Totals
506-96 (.841)

Player

1983-84 Louisiana Tech 30-3 NCAA Final Four
1982-83 Louisiana Tech 31-2 NCAA National Runner-Up
1981-82 Louisiana Tech 35-1 NCAA National Champions
1980-81 Louisiana Tech 34-0 AIAW National Champions
Louisiana Tech Totals 130-6 (.956)

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

Record as Head Coach:
(17 years) 506-96 (.841)

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 Louisiana Sports Writers Hall of Fame

1992

  • Inducted into 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

2004

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

2005

  • Big 12 Coach of the Year
  • Winged Foot Award
  • Dallas All Sports Association College Coach of the Year
  • Texas Association of Basketball Coaches Senior College Coach of the Year
  • Baylor Staff Memeber of the Year (Student Government Association)

2007

  • Inducted into Baylor Athletic Hall of Fame

2010

  • Inducted into Texas Sports Hall of Fame

2011

  • Big 12 Coach of the Year
  • USBWA National Coach of the Year

2012

  • Big 12 Coach of the Year
  • Winged Foot Award
  • AP National Coach of the Year
  • USBWA National Coach of the Year
  • Naismith National Coach of the Year
  • Russell Athletic/WBCA National Coach of the Year

2013

  • Big 12 Coach of the Year

2015

  • Big 12 Coach of the Year

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