Director of Strength & Conditioning – Olympic Sports
Katrin Koch was named Director of Strength and Conditioning for Olympic Sports for UGA Athletics in May 2004. Since her arrival Koch worked with teams which won nine NCAA Championships, sixteen SEC regular season titles, and five SEC tournament titles. Prior to her arrival in Athens, Koch competed and worked at Indiana University, where she was an NCAA Champion in two sports and was a member of the strength and conditioning staff for more than a decade. In 1992, Koch won the shot put at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships and also was an NCAA Weightlifting Champion. All told, she was a nine-time All-American and a five-time Big Ten Champion in the shot put and discus.
Koch then served as a strength and conditioning graduate assistant (1993-94), as assistant strength and conditioning coach (1994-98) and as head strength and conditioning coordinator for Olympic sports (1998-2004). Koch worked with teams which won three NCAA Championships and 21 Big Ten titles. Koch also served as a CHAMPS Life Skills instructor from 2000-02.
Koch received two degrees from Indiana, a bachelor’s in Fine Arts (studio art) and Art History in 1993 and a master’s in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sports Psychology in 1997.
Koch is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a certified Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. She holds certifications by the USA WeightliftingFederation, USA TF CC Association and National Academy of Sports Medicine. Koch, a native of Neuffen, Germany, is a single mom to two sons- Alexander and Christopher.