Basketball star Brittney Griner’s college coach, Kim Mulkey, has been facing criticism after refusing to comment on the player’s detention.
Kim Mulkey : Griner | Son | Engaged | Salary | House
Kimberly Duane Mulkey is an American college basketball player and coach. She is the head coach for Louisiana State University’s women’s basketball team.
|Born||May 17, 1962
Santa Ana, California
A Pan-American gold medalist in 1983 and Olympic gold medalist in 1984, she became the first person in NCAA women’s basketball history to win a national championship as a player, assistant coach, and head coach.
She won three NCAA championships as the coach of Baylor in 2005, 2012, and 2019.
American professional basketball player, Brittnay Griner, 31, was sentenced to nine years in prison after being found guilty of drug trafficking and possession by a Russian court in Februay.
Now, Griner’s former college coach Kim Mulkey, 60, is facing a backlash for her controversial refusal to comment on the star’s detention in Russia in a recent press conference .
Kim Mulkey is currently the head coach of Louisiana State University women’s basketball team and a video clip of a press conference started circulating on social media on Monday, September 26th during which a sports journalist asked her about Griner in a two-part question where she refused to comment on it.
Mulkey was stern and quick to reply “And you won’t,” she said “I will answer the first one for ya” she added mentioning she will only answer on his first questions and has no comments on Brittnay Griner.
According to the Spun, Mulkey was previously the coach at Baylor University where she trained Griner and Griney earned Top Athlete Rank in the school’s national championship team 2011-12.
Kim Mulkey son
LSU women’s basketball coach Kim Mulkey son, Kramer Robertson, was called up to the major leagues on Tuesday to join the Cardinals’ roster.
The Tigers congratulated Robertson by posting a throwback video showing Mulkey throwing pitches to Robertson on their driveway when he was a toddler.
|Born: September 20, 1994
|May 10, 2022, for the St. Louis Cardinals|
Kramer Reid Robertson is an American professional baseball infielder for the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB).
He made his MLB debut in 2022. Before his professional career, Robertson attended Louisiana State University (LSU) and played college baseball for the LSU Tigers.
The St. Louis Cardinals selected Robertson in the fourth round of the 2017 MLB draft. He signed with the Cardinals, and made his professional debut for the Peoria Chiefs.
He spent the whole season with Peoria, batting .270 with three home runs, 13 RBIs, and ten stolen bases in 54 games.
Robertson spent 2018 with the Palm Beach Cardinals where he compiled a .252 batting average with two home runs, 37 RBIs, and 15 stolen bases in 121 games.
Kim Mulkey Engaged
Kim Mulkey is currently single, according to our records and is not engaged to anyone.
The American Basketball Coach was born in Santa Ana on May 17, 1962. Became head coach of Baylor University’s women’s team and led the team to a NCAA Championship in 2005.
Mulkey will make $2,585,000 in her first season, with a $400,000 base salary, $2.04 million in supplemental compensation, $60,000 in sponsor-related compensation and $80,000 in travel related compensation that includes a company vehicle.
The only LSU coach making more than Mulkey is football coach Ed Orgeron, who is paid $8.9 million per year. Mulkey ranks in front of men’s basketball coach Will Wade, whose earns $2.5 million annually.
Unlike public schools such as LSU, private schools such as Baylor are not required by law to disclose contract information or employee salaries and do not have to adhere to public records requests under the Freedom of Information Act.
An email to LSU athletics clarifying how Mulkey’s LSU contract compares to her Baylor contract was not immediately returned.
LSU Women’s Basketball Coach Kim Mulkey has bought a $1.6 million home in Southdowns.
Mulkey, who was hired by LSU in April after leading Baylor to three national championships, bought the house in a deal that was filed Monday. The sellers were Baton Rouge interior designer Kenneth Brown and Matthew Bruno.
Brown is a former HGTV host who has designed homes for celebrities such as Zach Efron, Kristen Bell and Mia Hamm. He spearheaded construction of the house, along with Scheffy Construction and architect Mike Sullivan.
Mulkey said Monday that she made three or four different trips to Baton Rouge to look for houses, but ended up buying the first home she saw. “I saw it in the early stage of building,” she said.
Mulkey said she didn’t know about Brown’s background or his celebrity clients when she first saw the house.
The 4,400-square-foot home features four bedrooms and five baths and is surrounded by mature trees.
The house features amenities such as reclaimed Cypress walls, a library with a floor to ceiling bookshelf, a kitchen with SubZero and Wolf appliances, Russian White Oak wood floors and a large home gym.
The next step for Mulkey is to get some furniture and do some landscaping.
“It’s in a very quiet established neighborhood,” she said. “That appealed to me, along with the distance to LSU.”