Kimberly Diane Mulkey is the head women’s basketball coach at LSU. She became the first person in NCAA women’s basketball history to win a national championship as a player, assistant coach, and head coach after winning Pan-American gold in 1983 and Olympic gold in 1984. As of 2022, Kim Mulkey’s net worth is estimated to be $1 Million.
|Full Name||Kimberly Diane Mulkey|
|Date of Birth||May 17, 1962|
|Birthplace||Santa Ana, California, United States|
|Net Worth||$1 million|
Early Career & Education
Kim Mulkey was one of the first females in the United States to participate in organized baseball alongside males. She led her Hammond High School basketball team to four consecutive state championships after playing basketball at Nesom Junior High School in Tickfaw, Louisiana. She graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA as a high school valedictorian.
She later earned high academic honors as a Louisiana Tech graduate and was inducted into the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic Hall of Fame for her classroom accomplishments.
Kim Mulkey Height, Weight & Measurements
Kim Mulkey stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches or 163 cm tall and weighs around 58 kg or 128 lbs. His body measurements are 33-25-35 in. Kim Mulkey’s hair color is Blonde and his eye color is Blue.
Kim Mulkey Net Worth & Professional Career
Mulkey was an All-American point guard at Louisiana Tech University, where she won two national championships as a player—the AIAW title in 1981 and the inaugural NCAA title in 1982—and was the inaugural winner of the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award for women in 1984.
Mulkey was chosen to represent the United States of America at the 1983 Pan American Games in Caracas, Venezuela. The team won all five games to claim the event’s gold medal. Mulkey scored 12.4 points per game on average.
Mulkey represented the United States of America at the 1983 World Championships in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Six games were won, but two were lost against the Soviet Union. The USA team led by nine points at halftime in an opening-round game, but the Soviets rallied to take the lead, and a final shot by the USA fell short, giving the USSR team a one-point victory 85–84.
The USA team won its next four games, advancing to the gold medal match against the Soviet Union. This game was also close, with the score tied at 82 points apiece with six seconds remaining. Elena Chausova of the Soviet Union received the inbounds pass and made the game-winning shot in the final seconds, securing the gold medal for the USSR team with a score of 84–82. The USA team won silver. Mulkey scored 3.1 points per game on average.
In 1984, the USA sent its National team to Taipei, Taiwan, for pre-Olympic practice at the 1984 William Jones Cup. The team easily defeated each of the eight opponents, winning by an average of slightly less than 50 points per game. Mulkey scored 6.8 points per game on average.
She remained on the national team and represented the United States of America at the 1984 Olympics. The team won all six games to claim the gold medal. Mulkey scored 5.3 points per game on average.
Mulkey took over a Baylor program in 2000 that had finished 7–20 and last in the Big 12 Conference in 1999–2000 and had never been invited to the NCAA tournament. Mulkey led the Lady Bears program to its first NCAA tournament bid in her first season at Baylor; the Lady Bears have qualified for postseason play every year since Mulkey’s arrival.
Each year, they have won at least 20 games, and only once have they lost more than ten games in a season. The Baylor program’s meteoric rise under Mulkey culminated in a national championship in 2005, when the Bears defeated Michigan State in the championship game in Indianapolis. This made her the first woman to win NCAA Division I basketball championships as both a player and a head coach, and only the fourth person in history to accomplish this feat (after Joe B. Hall, Bob Knight, and Dean Smith).
Kim Mulkey Net Worth
As of 2022, the net worth of Kim Mulkey is estimated to be $1 million. Diana earned a vast chunk of that money during her successful basketball career.
Awards and honors
- 2012—Russell Athletic/WBCA National Coach of the Year
- 2012—AP College Basketball Coach of the Year
- 2019-AP College Basketball Coach of the Year
Mulkey married Randy Robertson in 1987, whom she met while attending Louisiana Tech and who was the Bulldogs’ starting quarterback in 1974 and 1975.
The couple has two children: Kramer, a professional baseball player and Louisiana State University All-American, and Makenzie, a Baylor basketball and softball player who is now an assistant coach on her mother’s staff. She was known as Kim Mulkey-Robertson during her marriage to Robertson. In 2006, Mulkey and Robertson divorced.