Kim Mulkey named Naismith Women’s Coach of the Year semifinalist

You’d be hard pressed to find a more impressive job as a coach in college basketball – men’s or women’s – than Kim Mulkey did in LSU for the last two seasons.

She completely turned a dying program into a perennial winner and one of the best teams in the country, and she was honored accordingly. On Thursday, Mulkey was named a semi-finalist for the Naismith Women’s Coach of the Year award.

Last year, Mulkey led the biggest single-season turn by freshman coaches in SEC history, and this season her team started the year 23-0 and is 28-2 in the NCAA Tournament, where she is likely to be either two – or three-seeded.

A three-time national champion at Baylor, Mulkey has already established herself as a college basketball legend and has shown she can succeed wherever she goes. Now she will try to add a few more hardware to the resume.

LSU will find out its fate at the NCAA Tournament on Sunday night.

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