Katie Reifert, who served as the head womens and mens volleyball coach at Illinois Tech from 2014-18, enters her first season as an assistant coach with the Brown University volleyball program in 2018-19.
Reifert guided the Scarlet Hawks womens program for four seasons and the mens team for three seasons after becoming the first head coach in the history of Illinois Tech mens volleyball.
Reifert led the Illinois Tech womens team to back-to-back appearances in the USCAA National Championships in 2016 and 2017, advancing to the quarterfinals in 2016. She mentored five USCAA All-Americans as well as the 2017 USCAA Student-Athlete of the Year.
Prior to arriving at Illinois Tech in August of 2014, Reifert was the lead assistant coach for Loyola University Maryland womens volleyball for the 2013 season. She assisted in recruiting, handled travel planning, aided in the coordination of team practices and film sessions, created scouting reports, and worked intensively with the teams attackers.
As a four-year starter at middle hitter for George Washington University, Reifert collected various accolades. In her senior season, the team captain earned Second Team All-Atlantic 10, ranking second in the league in hitting percentage (.357%). She gained Team MVP and Offensive Player of the Year accolades.
Reifert spent time playing professionally in Europe, competing in the Professional International Federation of Volleyball for Kuusamo Pallo-Karhut in 2012, starting at middle blocker for the Finnish Divisions first-place finisher. She then competed in Switzerlands top league for FCL Luzern in the winter of 2014, starting at middle blocker.