Baylor Women's Basketball

Mulkey Named a Naismith Coach of the Year Late-Season Candidate

February 27, 2019

WACO, Texas – Wednesday the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced the late-season candidates for the 2019 Werner Ladder Naismith Women’s Coach of the Year Award, and Baylor’s Kim Mulkey named as one of the 15 coaches for consideration.

Mulkey and the No. 1-ranked Lady Bears are 26-1 overall with a 16-0 Big 12 record and Baylor has already secured its 10th Big 12 regular season championship, including its ninth in a row.

Entering into Saturday’s home regular-season finale with Oklahoma State, Mulkey has a career record of 565-99, good for an .851 winning percentage.

In 19 seasons as head coach at Baylor, Mulkey has collected 19 Big 12 championships combined between regular season and tournament championships, she led Baylor to two NCAA Championship in 2005 and 2012, and the Lady Bears will look to make at least the Sweet 16 for the 11th straight year in March.

This season, the Lady Bears are 7-1 vs. the AP Top 25, including a win over No. 1 UConn Jan. 3 in Waco.


Geno Auriemma- UConn

Lisa Bluder- Iowa   

Amanda Butler- Clemson

Lisa Fortier- Gonzaga

Kelly Graves- Oregon

Carolyn Kieger- Marquette

Muffet McGraw- Notre Dame

Katie Meier- Miami

Wes Moore- North Carolina State

Kim Mulkey- Baylor

Lynne Roberts- Utah

Scott Rueck- Oregon State

Vic Schaefer- Mississippi State

Tara Vanderveer- Stanford

Jeff Walz- Louisville

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Mulkey Named a Naismith Coach of the Year Late-Season Candidate

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NCAA First Reveal

05 Geno Auriemma- UConn
10 Lisa Bluder- Iowa
Amanda Butler- Clemson
14 Lisa Fortier- Gonzaga
03 Kelly Graves- Oregon
09 Carolyn Kieger- Marquette
06 Muffet McGraw- Notre Dame
16 Katie Meier- Miami
08 Wes Moore- North Carolina State
01 Kim Mulkey- Baylor
Lynne Roberts- Utah
12 Scott Rueck- Oregon State
04 Vic Schaefer- Mississippi State
07 Tara Vanderveer- Stanford
02 Jeff Walz- Louisville

Missing from Coaching Finalists
11 Brenda Frese - Maryland
13 Dawn Staley - South Carolina
15 Bill Fennelly - Iowa State

Missing from First Reveal
Amanda Butler- Clemson
Lynne Roberts- Utah

Jacques Strap
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If you consider the defensive FG percentage numbers and what she has done to convert a grad transfer SG into a PG she deserves it.
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