From IU Track to Olympic Training Coach: How she did it

Posted: April 23, 2013 by kelseyray in IU Women's Sports

Katrin Koch is originally from Neuffen, Germany, but her alma mater is none other than Indiana University.  She won track letters in 1989, 1990, 1991 and 1992.  Furthermore, she won Big Ten Medal in 1992, Big Ten indoor shot put title the same year, and the Big Ten outdoor shot put titles in ’91 and ’92.  She was an NCAA champion in the shot put outdoors.

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Koch set Big Ten shot put records for both indoors and outdoors, as well as the discus.  From 1993-1998, she served as Indiana’s Assistant Director of Strength and Training and the Head Strength Coordinator from 1998-2004.

In ’04, Koch was named Director of Strength and Conditioning for Olympic Sports at the University of Georgia in May.  She is directly responsible for the Ladydogs basketbal team, the Men’s Tennis and Women’s Soccer Team as well as the Gymdogs while overseeing the development and implementation of strength and conditioning programs for all 15 Olympic UGA varsity sports.

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Along with being a student athlete, Koch received her bachelor’s degrees in Fine Arts and Art History.  She received her masters in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sports Psychology from IU in 197.

During her tenure of coaching at IU, Koch worked with teams which combined to win three NCAA Championships and 21 Big Ten Conference and Big Ten Tournament titles.

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