HOME LIFE: Kassie has two older sisters and two younger brothers.
EDUCATION: Kassie grew up playing volleyball year round while also competing in track. She as her high school diploma, as well as an associate of arts from WNC.
VOLLEYBALL CAREER: Kassie played volleyball from seventh grade to her senior year, playing varsity for three years and going to state for two of them. She played club volleyball from eighth grade to eleventh, deciding to take a break to focus on school and other things.
COACHING CAREER: Kassie was an assistant coach for local middle school volleyball teams.
WHY I COACH: "I coach volleyball because I love the sport and I want to show other people how amazing it can be as well. I also want to inspire confidence in young girls, the same way volleyball gave me confidence."
VOLLEYBALL IDOL: Coach Mike Williams. He was my first club coach, he is the one who taught me how wonderful volleyball is. He saw two tall, skinny, uncoordinated eight graders and taught them how to work hard, and how to be strong.
FAVORITE QUOTE: "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard." - Tim Notke