Mulkey signs contract extension with Baylor

4-6-07 -- Baylor coach Kim Mulkey says she has no interest in leaving Waco.

The seven-year Baylor coach signed a contract extension that was approved by the Baylor Board of Regents on Thursday, school officials said.

Terms of the deal weren't released, although it will reportedly keep her at the school for the next 10 years and includes a raise.

Mulkey compiled a 183-53 record during her seven seasons, which included six trips to the NCAA Tournament and a national championship in 2005. N.C. State knocked the Bears out in the second round this year.

"I'm going to be at Baylor for as long as they'll have me," Mulkey told the Tribune-Herald.

Baylor President John Lilley praised Mulkey's role at Baylor and nationally.

"In her seven years as coach, she has created a winning tradition in women's basketball that has brought positive recognition to Baylor," Lilley said in a prepared statement. "She is a person of integrity who is committed to success at the highest level of competition. We expect that Kim will be with Baylor for a long time."

Mulkey had been mentioned in connection with several coaching vacancies, including in her native state of Louisiana at LSU, and at Florida and Texas.


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