Coach Kim Mulkey, who led the LSU women’s basketball team to the NCAA title in April, has agreed to terms with the school on a new 10-year contract worth $32 million, sources confirmed to ESPN. The deal must still be approved by the LSU board of supervisors, which meets on Friday.
When finalized, Mulkey’s $32 million deal will be the richest total contract in women’s college basketball history.
The news was first reported Wednesday by The Advocate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, which obtained the information through a public records request. Mulkey’s compensation will keep her right at the top of the highest-paid women’s basketball coaches in the country in terms of average annual salary, along with the UConn Huskies’ Geno Auriemma and the South Carolina Gamecocks’ Dawn Staley.