Katie Clarin – Athlete/Coach
Before graduating from Rockford High School in 2002 as the Ted Carlson Award winner and the OK Red Athlete of the year, Katie excelled in two sports. She was a two year starter in girls’ basketball, and was the team captain and Most Valuable Player in 2001. She was also an All Conference Honorable Mention performer. In girl’s water polo, she won four varsity letters and her career was filled with All conference, All Region, All State (first team 2001-2002) and All American (4th team – 2001, 2nd team – 2002) honors. She was the team M.V.P. in 2001 and 2002. She continued her water polo success at M.S.U. from 2003-06. She was All Beg Ten four years, as well as four years on the All National First Team. Katie was the M.V.P. of the All National Tournament in 2006. She scored the winning goal with 9 seconds left in the game to beat Florida 5-4 for the championship. Presently, Katie is teaching 7th and 8th grade math at North Rockford Middle School, and has continued to share her athletic knowledge. She coached middle school volleyball (2011-2016) and was the men’s water polo assistant coach (2006-2008). This coming year will be her eleventh as a middle school swim coach. She has also been the head Women’s Water Polo coach since 2014, after serving as an assistant from 2008-13. In 2016 her team was state runner-up, and she was the Women’s Water Polo Coach of the Year.