Cathy Karrick served as Head Women’s Volleyball Coach from 1988 to 1994. In 1989 and 1990, the team record was 31-11 and 31-6, the first back to back over thirty points winning seasons in Kaskaskia College history, establishing a KC record. Cathy has coached ten All-Conference Players including the 1990 MVP and six All Region Players.
Under her leadership, the 1990 team placed 3rd in the Region 24 State Tournament, a first for Kaskaskia College Women’s Volleyball and tied for first place in the Great Rivers All Conference, also a college first. This team was also the Parkland College Tournament Champions beating three nationally ranked teams with four players selected to the GRAC All Conference Team and Region 24 First Team. Cathy was honored as the 1990 GRAC Co-Coach of the Year. In 1992, her team finished 2nd in the GRAC Conference.
As one of Kaskaskia College’s outstanding coaches, Cathy compiled a record of 131-92 and received a Tachakara Victory Club Award in 1992 for 100 career victories. As Cathy’s opportunities to espouse the merits of the college took her career in a different direction, she has remained a strong supporter of KC Athletics. Cathy serves as Director of Public Information and Coordinator of the KC Sports Association, an organization she has been involved in from inception, that has raised over $400,000 in support of Kaskaskia College athletic programs. Cathy also supports and creates many special functions and programs that benefit the college and students to include the “Adopt An Athlete” program.