Katie Vatterrodt enters the 2018 – 2019 season at Momentum for her 2nd year. In her 7 years of coaching and 18 years of playing, Katie brings a passion for the game, technical experience teaching a range of age groups and the ability to breakdown concepts for any skill level. She is IMPACT & Safesport certified.
Most recently, Katie has switched over from indoor to playing sand volleyball. Her and her partner won the Oasis Classic last year and they are continuing to play this summer. Katie came to Colorado in 2011 to be the graduate assistant volleyball coach for Colorado School of Mines. Before then, she played on teams in France and Denmark, once her career at University of Minnesota was complete. She played OH then RS at Minnesota from 2005-2009. In 2006, Katie trained with the USA Volleyball High Performance team.
Katie is a firm believer in working toward a bigger goal using small steps. Every day in the gym is an opportunity to help players get better with small adjustments that then become good habits. Athletics has and always will be a major part of her life, as it has been so important to her development as a player and person. The goal in her coaching is to develop these important skills through volleyball: working as a team, leadership, responsibility, commitment, ownership and working through challenges as they happen. Her top priority is to give players the tools they need to help them reach their goals, big or small. Her goal is to help develop well-rounded players that work hard because they love the game.
When not coaching, Katie is probably off somewhere playing. She plays sand 2-3 times a week. During the day, Katie works as a Project Engineer on aircraft at Sierra Nevada Corporation. She enjoys traveling, photography and skiing during the winter as well.