Mulkey welcomed by Louisiana House, commended for accomplishments
BATON ROUGE - Kim Mulkey was welcomed back to Louisiana Tuesday afternoon by the Louisiana House. With D-D Breaux by her side, she spoke in favor of a bill that would let college players get paid for their likenesses.
"This is the place that made me who I am. I need y'all. The state needs y'all," Mulkey said.
If approved, Senate Bill 60 would allow collegiate athletes to be paid for their image and name while keeping amateur status.
During a Louisiana House regular session, Mulkey was addressed and commended on her new position as head coach for the LSU Women's Basketball program.
Mulkey was officially introduced as the new coach on April 26 in a press conference at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. She grew up in Tickfaw and attended Louisiana Tech, where she was later an assistant coach.
Mulkey was Baylor's head coach before accepting the LSU position, coaching the university to three national titles. She also won championships as both a player and coach at Louisiana Tech.
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