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Kim Mulkey is an American college basketball coach and former player. Kim is the head coach for Louisiana State University’s women’s basketball team. In 1983, A Pan-American gold medalist and in 1984, Olympic gold medalist she became the first person in NCAA women’s basketball history to win a national championship as a player, assistant coach, and head coach. Also, she has a book titled Won’t Back Down: Teams, Dreams, and Family, which is her autobiography. In 2005, and 2012, she has won NCAA championships as the coach of Baylor and 2019 and in 2023, of LSU. Mulkey is well renowned for her “bold” sense of style, nevertheless. When Mulkey played versus Connecticut, he once wore a snakeskin pattern. Her clothing choices have drawn a lot of passionate comments online.

Birth Name

Kimberly Duane Mulkey

Nickname

Kim

Profession

Basketball Coach

Nationality

American

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Kim Mulkey was born on the 17th of May 1962, in Santa Ana, California, United States.

Age

She’s currently 61 years old.

Sun Sign

Taurus

Ethnicity

Mixed

Religion

Christianity

Education

Mulkey attended Louisiana Tech University after graduating from Nesom Junior High School.

Family Details

  • Father – Unknown
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – Unknown

Marital Status

Divorced

Boyfriend / Spouse

Kim Mulkey has dated –

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  • Randy Robertson (1987-2006) – In 1987, Mulkey married Randy Robertson, whom she met at Louisiana Tech where he was the starting quarterback for the Bulldogs for the 1974 and 1975 seasons. The couple has two children together: son Kramer, a professional baseball player and collegiate All-American at Louisiana State University, and daughter Makenzie, who played both basketball and softball for Baylor and is now an assistant coach on her mother’s staff. During her marriage to Robertson, she was known as Kim Mulkey-Robertson. In 2006, Mulkey and Robertson divorced.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 4 inches
  • In centimeters – 163 cm
  • In meters – 1.63 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 60 kg
  • In Pounds – 132 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 33-25-35
  • Bust – 33 inches
  • Waist – 25 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 33B

Body Build

Slim

Eye Color

Blue

Hair Color

Blonde

Shoe Size

She wears a size 7.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Famous For

Kim became known as the head coach of Baylor University’s women’s team and led the team to a NCAA Championship in 2005. At the 1986, she helped the U.S. women’s team win a gold medal Olympics, which was also true for Michael Jordan on the men’s team. In 2021, she became the head coach of LSU. Her coaching fame has helped her amass over 60k followers on her Twitter page.

Professional Career

At Louisiana State University, the women’s basketball team is led by well-known coach Kim Mulkey. In 1983, She won a gold medal and in 1984, an Olympic gold as a result. She also made history by becoming the first individual in NCAA women’s basketball to do so while also serving as the team’s head coach and assistant coach. In addition, in 2005, 2012, and 2019, she guided Baylor to three NCAA titles. In 2020 , Mulkey was also honored with inductions into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. Shewon six games while competing for the USA National team at the 1983 World Championships in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Mulkey, however, was among the first female players in organized baseball in the US. She subsequently led her Hammond High School basketball team to four straight state titles after playing basketball at Nesom Junior High School in Tickfaw, Louisiana. In addition, she excelled in the classroom at Louisiana Tech, earning high academic accolades and being inducted into the Academic Hall of Fame of the College Sports Information Directors of America. In 2012, Similar to how she did  when she steered the Lady Bears to a 40-0 record, she made NCAA history.

Kim Mulkey Net worth

Kim Mulkey has an estimated net worth of $10 million dollars as of 2024.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Kim Mulkey

  • Kim is a well-known head women’s basketball coach at Louisiana State University. Hence, in 1983, she is a gold medalist and in 1984, an Olympic gold medalist.
  • Mulkey was one of the first girls in the U.S. to play organized basketball with boys.
  • 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. Mulkey and the Lady Techsters won the 1988 NCAA Championship.
  • In 2000, Mulkey took over a Baylor program that had finished the 1999–2000 season 7–20 and last in the Big 12 Conference, and had never received an invite to the NCAA tournament.
  • In 2005, The rise of the Baylor program under Mulkey was capped off with a national title when the Bears defeated Michigan State in the championship game at Indianapolis. 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).
  • Mulkey is known for her exuberant fashion worn during games. She has said her style is inspired by Louisiana. She often wears outfits by Queen of Sparkles. She gets styling assistance from Jennifer Roberts, LSU’s director of Player personnel and influence.
  • On April 25, 2021, After 21 seasons as the head coach at Baylor, Mulkey was announced as head coach at LSU. On April 2, 2023, Mulkey won the NCAA National Championship for the first time as coach of LSU.
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