Cathy Karrick
Cathy Karrick
City: Centralia
State: Illinois
Team: Coach

Cathy Karrick served as Head Coach for the volleyball program from 1988 to 1994.  In 1989 and 1990, the Blue Angels Volleyball 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 Most Valuable Player, and six All Region players. 

Under her leadership, the 1990 Blue Angels Volleyball team placed 3rd in the Region 24 State Tournament, a first for Kaskaskia College Volleyball program, and tied for 1st 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; four Blue Angels players were selected to the Great Rivers Athletic Conference All Conference team and Region 24 First team.  Cathy was honored as the 1990 Great Rivers Athletic Conference Co-Coach of the Year.  In 1992, the Blue Angels team  finished 2nd in the 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 promote 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.