Ranking the Top SEC Coaches of Women's College Basketball

Kim Mulkey is probably the first name that comes to mind. But it may not be the only one for much longer as SEC Women's Basketball has come a long way as a conference since the days of Pat Summitt where it was her and everyone else. In this article, I identify some of the top coaches in the SEC for the women and explore their backgrounds.
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SEC Men's Basketball has seen a rise in coaching and performance on the men’s side that is more well-known, but catching up quickly are the women.

For only the second time since the women’s NCAA Tournament began in 1982, SEC Women’s basketball can say they have won three national championships in a row as a conference. And it is the first time it can say it came from at least two different schools with the first run of three in a row all being won by Pat Summitt’s Tennessee Volunteers from 1996-1998.

With the growing interest in the women’s game, the SEC and its top-notch head coaches across the board are to be credited in large part for it.

Here are some of the top women’s basketball coaches in the SEC:

Kim Mulkey, LSU

Mulkey is probably the most well-known of the three for her spirited approach as head coach of the LSU Tigers. After spending her first 21 seasons as a coach at Baylor University, Mulkey has come back home to Baton Rouge to coach the Tigers since 2022 and has led the team to three-straight NCAA Tournament appearances.

Since Mulkey arrived, the team had not even made the tournament since 2018. And she got right to work. Mikaylah Williams and Brittany Griner are probably the two most famous players from under Mulkey, with Griner playing for her during her time at Baylor, and Williams at LSU.

In addition to coaching some great players during her time, Mulkey has gone 91-14 during her time in Baton Rouge, and has a record of 723-118 overall as a head coach between her time at Baylor and LSU combined.