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Whether on a baseball field as the only girl on an all-boys team in Hammond, Louisiana, or on a basketball court where her play-making ability was compared to Louisiana legend Pistol Pete Maravich, Kim Mulkey was a young athlete so gifted she was named to Parade magazine's 1980 All-America High School Girls Basketball team. Mulkey went on to win two national championships at Louisiana Tech, as well as a gold medal with the 1984 U.S. Women's Olympic basketball team. She served as an assistant coach on Louisiana Tech's 1988 national championship, then turned around Baylor University's women's basketball program by coaching them to a national championship in a mere five years. In Won't Back Down, Mulkey reveals the many trials she has overcome, and how her children and her coaching have sustained her in her most difficult moments.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780306817465
ISBN-10: 0306817462
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Kim Mulkey

Kim Mulkey is the current head coach of the women's basketball team at Baylor University. She lives outside of Waco, Texas. Peter May covers the Boston Celtics and pro basketball for the Boston Globe. He lives outside of Boston, Massachusetts.