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NEW ORLEANS – Kim Mulkey was selected as the All-State Sugar Bowl’s Top Collegiate Coach in the State of Louisiana on Friday after leading the Tigers to a national championship in April.

The field for the Outstanding Collegiate Coach honor was loaded this year. Joining Mulkey as finalists were Willie Fritz (Tulane Football), Jay Johnson (LSU Baseball), and Joe Scheuermann (Delgado Baseball).

Mulkey’s second season in Baton Rouge was one for the record books. She assembled a team that had nine new pieces and led the Tigers to a 34-2 record, defeating Iowa in the national championship.

After beginning the season with five straight 100-point games, The Tigers scored 2,963 points throughout the season (3rd most in program history) and averaged 82.3 points per game. LSU recorded its program-best sixth 100-point game in the national championship, scoring a NCAA championship game record 102 points to bring home the program’s first national championship.

It was the fourth championship in as many title game appearances in Mulkey’s coaching career (previous wins at Baylor in 2005, 2012 and 2019), as she became the first women’s basketball coach to win NCAA championships at multiple schools

Mulkey also was awarded the New York Athletic Club’s Winged Foot Award which goes to the national championship winning coach in both men’s and women’s basketball.

The Greater New Orleans Sports Awards Committee, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, selects annual award winners in a variety of categories; it also selects Amateur Athletes of the Month and each year’s Hall of Fame class. Overall, 24 individuals and three teams will be honored for their 2022-23 achievements at the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame Awards Banquet on August 5. Honorees are currently being announced over a two-week period, wrapping up with the Corbett Awards for the top male and female amateur athletes in the state on Friday, July 28.

(Release via LSU Athletics)

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tigerforever712 months
Damn, thought Southern’s strength and conditioning coach had this locked up.
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redfish9912 months
Willie got fuked
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Northshoretiger8712 months
Was this a real consideration?
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LSUMBAgrad12 months
Got mulke???
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dnm330512 months
Is coaching Women’s basketball more difficult than coaching Football?
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jlbasm12 months
She’s kinda a big deal
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BigTigerJoe12 months
There is little doubt. Simply the best.
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bluebuck112 months
We all love the Queen!
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bluebuck112 months
She is the one and only Queen Mulkey!
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BayouTiga12 months
The only thing that separates her from CJJ is that it is a first for women's basketball. Well, that and 'female priviledge'. Having said that, she is deserving BUT, so is CJJ!
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BayouTiga12 months
Correction......'minority priviledge'.
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EulerRules12 months
Females are the majority in the USA.
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idlewatcher12 months
She’s such a boss. Love her DGAF attitude as well.
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