Kathy graduated from Indianapolis Lutheran High School. While playing volleyball, basketball, and softball during high school, volleyball became her passion. Kathy continued to play volleyball and softball in college at Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she earned her Secondary Education degree with a major in Physical Education and a minor in Physical Science.
Although she coached during college, her teaching career began at Metro-East Lutheran in Edwardsville, Illinois, before coming to Indianapolis in 2001. She became the head volleyball coach at Indianapolis Lutheran in 2002. Since then, Kathy's teams have earned multiple Sectional titles, Regional titles, Final Four appearances, and a State Runner-Up title and she has been awarded multiple Coach of the Year awards. In 2011, Kathy joined the coaching staff at Circle City and has assisted with 14-1s.
Although Kathy enjoys sharing her passion for volleyball with others, her pride and joy is her husband and two sons. Kathy is also an Independent Distributor with Premier Designs High Fashion Jewelry.