Katy Ripp is entering her eighth season as the head coach of the
Foothill Owls. For the past six consecutive seasons, the Foothill
Owl Volleyball team has placed 1st in the Coast Conference
North Division. In 2006-2010 seasons, the team has finished
as one of the top 8 Northern California teams. Foothill College
has produced 2 All-Americans and multiple All Region Players
within the 8 years of Katy's coaching.
Prior to her arrival at Foothill, Coach Ripp served as an assistant women's volleyball coach at Stanford University from July 2002 through February 2004. She went to Stanford after assisting at Santa Clara University from July 2001 through July 2002 and CSU Sonoma from March 1999 through July 2001.
Before her coaching career, Coach Ripp played professionally on the Bud Light Professional Beach Volleyball Tour from 1993 to 1997 and was named the Bud Light Surprise Player of the Year in 1993. She played in professional indoor leagues in Italy from 1996 to 1997 as well as for the National Volleyball Association's Orange County Diggers in 1996. She played in the Associated Volleyball Professional Beach Volleyball Doubles League from 1998 to 2002 and placed a career-best third at a BVA Tour event at San Diego in 2000 with partner Stephanie Cox.
Coach Ripp played collegiate volleyball at the University of the Pacific from 1989 to 1993, serving as a team captain in the 1992-1993 seasons. During her senior year in 1993, she earned Academic All-American honors, was named UOP's NCAA Woman Athlete of the Year and graduated cum laude. Katy has a MA in Kinesiology from St. Mary's College, CLAD teaching credential from Loyola Marymount, and a BA in Sociology from University of Pacific.
Katy and her husband Joe live in Los Gatos, California and have two boys. Joe Ripp runs Vision Volleyball Club, regarded as one of the top volleyball clubs in the country.