Place of Birth:
Port Charlotte, Fla.
Teacher, coach, entrepreneur
I teach math, AVID and physical education
What got you into this line of work?
I was inspired by teachers and coaches I had as a youth, like Kurt Hargett, Mark Moore, Mike McAfee, Jim Ashard, Dave O’Donnell, Rod Losier, Marty Ulstad, John Voorhies and many more. I knew that I wanted to do for kids what they did for me.
Southern Oregon University, BS and MS in education
First Coaching Job:
I coached YMCA fifth grade boys basketball when I was in college. After I graduated, I was hired to be the offensive coordinator of Phoenix High School’s JV football team.
What did you learn from it?
I learned that I needed to learn more and I loved it.
Katey wife, Tana’ya (18), Eli (5), Azalea (3), Luke (1)
Road to Lincoln County:
I grew up in Newport. Was in Mrs. Cook’s first grade class at Sam Case, went to Newport Middle, graduated with honors at Newport High. Go Cubs!
On an island for the rest of my life with one meal….I am gonna go with Thanksgiving dinner! Lots of options and a good night’s sleep when I am done.
Favorite Artist or Band:
Coldplay, Bob Ross
Favorite Sports Team(s):
Buffalo Bills (not a bandwagon guy)
I have a knack for learning new crafts and being entrepreneurial with it. I like being industrious.
How Would You Describe Yourself?
Driven, focused, optimistic, empathetic, charismatic
What is Your Favorite Thing about coaching in Newport/Lincoln County?
Toledo is a special place with special people and amazing kids. I love the kids and the people here. I think the relationships and the people is what I always come back to. Winning is nice, too!