Seimone Augustus Joins LSU As Assistant Coach

WHN | May 20, 2024

BATON ROUGE – Kim Mulkey of LSU announced Monday that former LSU Tiger Seimone Augustus will join the staff as…

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BATON ROUGE – Kim Mulkey of LSU announced Monday that former LSU Tiger Seimone Augustus will join the staff as an assistant coach for the 2023-25 season.

Augustus, one of the pioneering forces that led LSU to their basketball prominence today, led LSU to three straight NCAA Final Fours from 2004-2006, averaging 19.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2 assists. 

Augustus’s No. 33 jersey was retired by LSU in 2010 and her statue on LSU’s campus was erected in 2023, making her the first female athlete at LSU to have one. 

She was drafted No. 1 overall in the 2006 WNBA Draft to the Minnesota Lynx. By the end of her first season, Augustus had won Rookie of the Year, was tabbed to the all-WNBA second-team and was a Western Conference all star. 

Throughout the rest of her playing career, Augustuis won three Olympic gold medals, was a seven-time Western Conference All-Star and four-time WNBA Champion. Along with her championship in 2011, Augustus was selected as WNBA Finals MVP.

Augustus finished her WNBA career having started in 365 of 391 games and owns career totals of 6,005 points, 1,228 rebounds, 911 assists, 280 steals and 133 blocks.

Augustus began her coaching career in 2021 as an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Sparks before stepping away in 2023.

“It is an exciting day for the LSU Women’s Basketball program to bring Seimone Augustus back to join our staff,” Mulkey said in a statement posted to X. “As a player at LSU, Seimone helped transform the program as the best player in the nation. She brought LSU to national prominence. She will be a tremendous member on 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.”

Amara Bullard is a Marketing + Media student at Loyola University in Chicago aspiring to work in basketball operations. 

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