Trending LSU Updates: Seimone Augustus Sends A Heartfelt Message To LSU Women’s oops Coach Kim Mulkey On Her Return…

LSU women’s basketball coach Kim Mulkey has welcomed Tigers legend Seimone Augustus to her coaching staff. Augustus, who played a pivotal role in leading LSU to three consecutive Final Fours from 2004-06, will be replacing the retired Johnny Derrick.

“Life always guides you to where you belong,” said Augustus, a Baton Rouge native. “Thus, my path has led me home, gracing me with an opportunity to further my coaching career within a program that I hold dearly.”

Augustus had an illustrious career at LSU, being named a two-time Naismith Player of the Year, two-time Wooden Award winner, and two-time SEC Player of the Year from 2002-06. In January 2023, LSU honored her with a statue outside the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. Later this year, she will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. She has already been inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame and the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in 2023.

“As a player at LSU, Seimone helped transform the program as the best player in the nation,” said Mulkey. “She brought LSU to national prominence. She will be a tremendous member of our staff as someone with great experience who has excelled at every level of the game from high school in Baton Rouge to college to the WNBA to the Olympics.”

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Augustus contributed significantly to the United States’ success in international competitions, helping secure three Olympic gold medals in Beijing (2008), London (2012), and Rio de Janeiro (2016). Standing at 6 feet, she was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2006 WNBA Draft by the Minnesota Lynx. During her 15-year career with the Lynx (2006-19) and the Los Angeles Sparks (2020), she became an eight-time All-Star and four-time WNBA champion. Augustus also served as an assistant coach with the Sparks in 2021 and 2022.

Her return to LSU marks a significant moment for the program, bringing a wealth of experience and a deep connection to the school’s storied basketball history.

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