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Katie is entering her first season with the Lakers and is serving as Interim Coach of the Laker Women. She played her high school ball at Marana High School in Tucson, Arizona. Here she lead the tigers to two state tournament appearances, was named to the South Arizona All-Star Team and was a finalist for the Arizona Women’s Athlete of the Year.
After high school, Katie attended Hendrix College where she played basketball for the Warriors four seasons and softball for two. While in attendance she held numerous positions in the Social Committee and Multicultural Club. Katie earned a Bachelor’s in the Arts of Kinesiology along with her teaching credentials while earning a minor in Education.
Upon completion of her degree Katie returned to Arizona and began her teaching and coaching career at Copper Canyon High School. She remained at CCHS for four years as a physical education teacher. In her time there she worked her way up from the junior varsity basketball and softball coach to the head basketball and softball coach.
Before joining the Lakers, Katie took the reins of the Lady Phoenix’s as the head basketball coach at Tonopah Valley High School where she was able to build the team from the ground up. She lead the team to the school’s first ever state appearance in any sport and repeat the next year heading back to the playoffs. Five of her players over the past nine years have received athletic scholarships to local colleges in the Phoenix area. Katie was also the Physical Education Department Chair, Student Council Advisor and Softball Coach at TVHS.