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Kim Mulkey leaves Baylor, takes over as LSU coach

Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey talks to her players during the first half of an NCAA college...
Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey talks to her players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against UConn in the Elite Eight round of the Women's NCAA tournament Monday, March 29, 2021, at the Alamodome in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)(Morry Gash | AP Images)
Published: Apr. 25, 2021 at 5:55 PM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Hall of Fame coach Kim Mulkey has left Baylor to return home and take over the LSU women’s basketball team.

The school announced the move Sunday.

Mulkey, who won three national championships at Baylor, is a native of Tickfaw, Louisiana.

She is a legendary former Louisiana Tech basketball player and a former assistant coach to the Lady Techsters as well.

She helped Baylor win the 2019 NCAA championship, and the Bears lost in the regional finals to UConn last month.

Mulkey replaces Nikki Fargas, who stepped down earlier this week.

In 21 years as the head coach at Baylor, Mulkey led the Lady Bears to four Final Fours, winning three national titles.

Her teams reached the Elite Eight six times and the Sweet 16 on five other occasions.

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4/25/2021 6:44:17 PM (GMT -4:00)