Baylor names WNBA’s Collen to interchange Mulkey for Girl Bears

Baylor has discovered its new girls’s basketball coach

WACO, Texas — WNBA coach Nicki Collen has been employed as the brand new Baylor girls’s coach, taking on a program that received three nationwide championships and the final 11 Large 12 common season titles.

Baylor athletic director Mack Rhoades made the announcement Monday evening. Collen, who had coached the Atlanta Dream the previous three seasons, replaces Corridor of Fame coach Kim Mulkey and can be formally launched Wednesday on the Waco campus.

Mulkey left Baylor final month after 21 seasons to return to her house state to take over at LSU. The SEC campus is simply about 50 miles from Tickfaw, Louisiana, the place Mulkey grew up.

Collen has by no means been a university head coach, however was an assistant coach at Florida Gulf Coast (2014-16), Arkansas (2011-14), Louisville (2003-04), Ball State (2002-03) and Colorado State (2000-02). She was an assistant for her husband throughout his head teaching tenures at Colorado State, Louisville and Arkansas.

“I’m thrilled to be the pinnacle coach at Baylor College. I consider it’s the prime job within the nation for ladies’s basketball,” Collen mentioned. “I’m excited to start working with this extraordinarily gifted workforce and I’m grateful for the unwavering help of President (Linda) Livingstone and Mack Rhoades. The success of this program speaks for itself, and I’ll start working right now to make sure Baylor girls’s basketball continues to be a program that excels on the highest ranges.”

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