Synopses & Reviews
Kim Mulkey has been a gutsy trailblazer her entire life. Growing up in Hammond, Louisiana, she was the first girl in her hometown to play on an all-boys baseball team. And she is the only woman or man to win an NCAA championship as a player (twice at Louisiana Tech), as an assistant coach, and as coach (at Baylor). In Wont Back Down, Mulkey describes her upbringing, including her first encounter with racism; her departure from Louisiana Tech after a nasty squabble with the administration over the head coaching job; and how she rejuvenated a struggling Baylor program and turned it into a national champion. Laying out her coaching philosophy and the challenges of recruiting and coaching players today, Mulkey also discusses the many obstacles she has overcome in her personal and professional life.
Mulkey is the only person to win an NCAA championship as a player, assistant coach, and as head coach. She now discusses the obstacles, both professional and personal, that she has had to overcome in order to be successful. 8-page b&w photo insert.
The remarkable story of Kim Mulkey, the Baylor University womens basketball coach, whose team defied all odds by winning the 2005 NCAA Womens Basketball Championship
About the Author
Kim Mulkey is head coach of the womens basketball team at Baylor University. She lives outside of Waco, Texas. Peter May covers pro basketball for the Boston Globe. He lives near Boston.