Lady Bears coach is a grandmother

Lady Bears coach Kim Mulkey with daughter Makenzie Fuller and grandson Kannon Reid Fuller....
Lady Bears coach Kim Mulkey with daughter Makenzie Fuller and grandson Kannon Reid Fuller. (Courtesy photo)(KWTX)
Published: Oct. 15, 2018 at 4:11 PM CDT
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After losing her first grandchild last November, Baylor Lady Bears head basketball coach Kim Mulkey has shared the news that her daughter, Makenzie, has delivered a healthy baby boy.

Kannon Reid Fuller was born at 7:39 p.m. Friday at Providence Health Center in Waco to proud parents Makenzie, a former Lady Bear and Clay Fuller, a former member of the Baylor football team.

“My love,” Makenzie simply posted on social media.

Kannon was a big boy at 9 pounds 1 ounce and was delivered via C-section after Makenzie was in labor for 12 hours.

The newest addition is a bright spot in an otherwise tough year for the family.

The Fuller’s lost their first baby, a girl they named Scout Marie, after doctors were unable to detect a heartbeat during a weekly checkup in November of last year.

Scout was missing the right side of her heart and was believed to have Turner’s syndrome, a rare condition in which a female is born with just one X chromosome, which can cause physical and learning disabilities.

Following the death, Mulkey missed the Lady Bear’s game against UCLA in California.

Mulkey said watching her daughter and son-in-law over the last year cling to their faith has been nothing short of inspiring.

“Clay and Makenzie have unbelievable faith even after losing their first born, Scout,” Mulkey said.

“Watching Kannon in their arms brings tears to my eyes knowing they kept the faith and knowing the love they have for Kannon.”

Mulkey says that her grandma name will be “Yaya” and she’s already got big plans for her big grandson.

“I will spoil him and don’t mind letting folks know,” Mulkey said, laughing.