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Mulkey named Naismith Coach of the Year candidate

Posted at 9:54 PM, Feb 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-27 22:54:12-05

WACO, TX — 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.