Post University, Business Administration
College Softball Letterman; Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Meet Coach Kate
“Don’t stop until you’re proud.”
What is your greatest achievement?
2016 All Conference Utility player CACC, and earned a full scholarship to play Division II Softball.
How has hard work and dedication defined who you are today?
When I was 11 years old, I went to my first private lesson with a catching coach whose first words to me were, “I will not train you if I feel like you do not have a future in this position”. It was that moment that I decided that I would be the best. I trained with this coach every chance that I got and practiced all of the skills required to be an entire catcher daily. With this dedication and hardwork, I soon became the youngest catching instructor in the history of the program. I continued to work and eventually received a full scholarship to play D2 softball and would graduate magnum cumlade. I then went back to the program that gave me so much and became the Director of Operations and now strive to give the same encouragement and support to the next generation of student athletes.
If I did not decide that I wanted to be the best and to put in every ounce of effort that I could, I would not be the person I am today. My hard work helped shape me into a person I am proud to be.
What were you like as a teen?
I was super boring, like really really boring. I was gone every weekend playing softball, and didn’t have much of a social life. I was a great student. Growing up, everyone told me I should be a teacher because I have the ability to help people solve problems without doing it for them. Help them get to the solution on their own.
What do you love about coaching students?
I love helping students find their “light bulb” moment. That moment when something they have been working on something, and struggling and getting frustrated, and then it finally clicks! “I can do that now!” That moment makes every piece of hardwork and dedication worth it to not only the student but the coach. It’s just the coolest thing to be there and celebrate that moment with them.
I love helping students find their “light bulb” moment. It’s just the coolest thing to be there and celebrate that moment with them.
“I love helping students find their ‘light bulb’ moment. It’s just the coolest thing to be there and celebrate that moment with them.”
What do you do when not coaching at gt.school?
When I am not coaching at gt.school, I travel the country teaching baseball and softball catchers the most effective, efficient and safest way for them to play the position. I also hike with my pup and husband when I can and spend as much time with my family as possible! I also enjoy cooking and reading when I have the time!
What is the most important lesson you’ve learned from a coach?
Sometimes the best thing that you can do for yourself and your future is to step outside of your comfort zone.