Release provided by Baylor University Athletics
WACO, Texas – Baylor University Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Mack Rhoades announced Tuesday that acrobatics & tumbling head coach Felecia Mulkey is joining his senior administrative team. Mulkey will maintain her position as head coach and serve as Associate AD and Senior Woman Administrator.
"We are thrilled to add coach Felecia Mulkey to our senior leadership team," Rhoades said. "Her successful coaching experience, paired with her unique perspective and commitment to providing a quality experience for student-athletes will be crucial to our continued mission to Prepare Champions for Life. Felecia brings a student-athlete centered approach to creating a championship culture. She is highly respected in the industry and has already enriched Baylor through her involvement in our strategic planning process. I am appreciative of her willingness to add these administrative responsibilities to her role."
Mulkey has won all eight NCATA national championships since the organization's inaugural season in 2010-11. She guided Baylor to its fourth consecutive national title with a perfect 11-0 record in 2017-18, improving her record to 41-1 while leading the Bears. Combined with a 33-2 record in four seasons of A&T competition at Oregon, Mulkey has posted a 74-3 mark on her way to eight national titles.
"I am incredibly grateful to Mack and the executive team for entrusting me to come alongside them in helping to prepare champions for life," said Mulkey. "Baylor is such a special place - the people, the community, the purpose, and the unique vision. This is an incredibly exciting time for the department and I look forward to serving in this expanded role."
Off the mat, Mulkey has worked tirelessly in growing the sport of acrobatics & tumbling. She continues to play a vital role in the progression of acrobatics & tumbling's effort to gain NCAA sport status.
Prior to her stint at Oregon, Mulkey built the Kennesaw State competitive cheer program into a national powerhouse. The Owls finished fourth in the 2008 All-Women's Division I Collegiate Championships after capturing national titles in 2004 and 2005.
Mulkey, a 1998 Kennesaw State graduate, oversaw the development of a program that finished no worse than third nationally from 2001 through 2007. Her success resulted in the program ascending to the Division I level in 2006.
In addition to directing the Owls' spirit and competitive programs, Mulkey served as the school's sports operations director from 2007-2008 as well as the sports marketing and promotions director from 2000-06.