Katie (Grajewski) Walker joined the Seattle University volleyball coaching staff as an assistant coach in January of 2016.
Originally from Kent, Wash., Walker came to Seattle U from Middle Tennessee State, where she was an assistant coach during the 2015 season. Previous to that, she spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at Northern Kentucky, helping the Norse to a 19-11 record during the 2014 campaign and advancement to the semifinals of the Atlantic Sun Volleyball Tournament.
"We feel fortunate to find a young coach who has such passion, organization and dedication," Head Coach James Finley said. "Katie is a good hire for our program and the Seattle University community. She has demonstrated that she will have an immediate positive impact on our team staff and athletic department."
A three-year player at Idaho State, Walker saw her best season in 2011 when she was awarded Big Sky All-Academic honors. She went on to graduate from ISU, receiving her bachelor's degree in special education. Walker replaced KC Bennett, who left the program after the 2015 season to focus on her family.
“I am excited about being a part of Seattle University Athletics and the volleyball program. There is such a great community within the university that really puts a student’s all-around growth as a person first, which is extremely important to me,” said Walker. “I am really looking forward to learning from James and (associate head coach) Nik (Petrovic) and helping build on the success they have had. James and Nick are doing big things with the team culture and I am excited to see the growth of our athletes on and off the court.”