Kim Mulkey, head coach of the No. 1-ranked Baylor women’s basketball team, joined a rare group Sunday as she became just the sixth coach in BU history (across all sports) to win 300 games as head coach.
Three of the other five are active at Baylor: baseball’s Steve Smith, BSED ’86 (619 wins), softball’s Glenn Moore (441), and men’s tennis’ Matt Knoll (358). The other two are former baseball skipper Mickey Sullivan, BS ’55, whose 649 wins are still the most of any coach in BU history, and former softball coach Paula Young, BS ’80, MSED ’81 (322 wins).
Of course, sports like baseball and softball play far more games each year than basketball, so a fairer measure might be to compare winning percentages. By that statistic, only Knoll (358-88 record, .803) edges out Mulkey’s .792 winning percentage among Baylor coaches with 10 or more seasons at the helm.
Mulkey’s 300th win was one of the highlights of a perfect weekend for Baylor athletics.
- The Lady Bears and coach Scott Drew’s Bears each won twice over the weekend.
- Baylor football pulled off the biggest fourth-quarter comeback in program history to become bowl-eligible for a second straight year and move up in the rankings (No. 22 BCS, No. 25 AP).
- Soccer claimed its first-ever NCAA tournament win, defeating Texas State to move on to the second round.
- Volleyball upset No. 25 Oklahoma on the road.
- Equestrian’s Hunter Seat team remained undefeated by beating SMU.
- And outside the realm of wins and losses, Baylor’s cross country teams hosted the NCAA South Central Regional; freshman Rachel Johnson finished 19th to earn all-region honors as the women placed sixth, while sophomore Brad Miles led the BU men at 42nd as the team finished 12th.
Sic ’em, Coach Mulkey and Baylor athletics!