ALEXANDRIA, Louisiana (KALB) – LSUA hosted their Shrimp Jam fundraiser at the Alexandria Riverfront Center to help support LSUA athletics, and their guest speaker was none other than Hall of Fame Coach Kim Mulkey.
Coach Mulkey was recently named the new LSU women’s basketball coach after spending two decades at Baylor. During her speech, she said she couldn’t say why she left Baylor except that Louisiana was home. Mulkey grew up in Tangipahoa Parish and went to college at Louisiana Tech.
“I never thought I would be back home as a coach,” said coach Mulkey. “I thought maybe I could be back home to retire. Something in my stomach told me when LSU came to call me and offered me the job it was time to come home.
Coach Mulkey said his favorite memory from central Louisiana was winning two high school state championships at Rapides Parish Coliseum as a player while attending Hammond High School. She said she was honored to be able to attend the event to support LSU and all of its campuses.
“It’s good to come to an LSU affiliated location in Baton Rouge,” said coach Mulkey. “We are like an extended family in different cities. I have family in central Louisiana because my mom was born here so it’s just good to be back.
Many people came to meet Coach Mulkey, taste seafood and support LSUA. The event raised over $ 50,000 for the school to help with scholarships, equipment and travel costs.
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