Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey, who has led the Lady Bears to two NCAA women’s basketball championships (2005 and 2012), has been honored by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association as one of eight regional Coaches of the Year for 2013-14.
Mulkey’s Lady Bears were 30-4 this season and Big 12 regular season co-champions with West Virginia. Baylor also won the Big 12 postseason tournament this season. Mulkey is the Coach of the Year for Region 5 and now one of the finalists to receive the inaugural Pat Summit Trophy to be presented to the WBCA NCAA Division I National Coach of the Year.
Mulkey, an All-American point guard at Louisiana Tech University, has been head coach of the Lady Bears for 14 seasons. Over that time, her Baylor teams have won 402 games and lost 85. Baylor has been to the NCAA Tournament in 13 of her 14 seasons. Mulkey has the Lady Bears as a Mo. 2 seed and in the Sweet 16 this season, despite having to replace four starters, including the National Player of the Year Brittney Griner. The Baylor women will play Kentucky in the third round this weekend.
The National Coach of the Year Award will be announced on April 7.