Kathy Crowe-Wagner is in her fifth year as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Texas at Arlington where she works directly with volleyball, softball, track and field, and baseball.
She began her career as a graduate assistant at the University of Texas at El Paso. Upon earning her Masters, she was elevated to a full-time assistant. In 2002 she moved on as an assistant at The Ohio State University. After 2.5 years, she headed west to the University of Wyoming for a 5-year stint. Over the years and stops along the way, Crowe-Wagner has had the privilege of working with a number of highly successful athletes, coaches, and programs.
Crowe-Wagner was a 4-year letter winner at Angelo State University where she received her degree in Kinesiology, graduating Magna Cum Laude. As a member of the track team, she was a three time All-American in the discus, set the ASU discus record, and received 2 Academic All-American awards.
Kathy would like to thank:
- Coach Stiggins for giving her a start as an intern at BYU to gain experience in the profession
- Raychelle Ellsworth for standing in the freezing rain with her baby in a stroller so they could meet in between events at the ATM track meet to learn more about the profession
- Stephanie Tracey-Simmons for always being there and helping her through everything over the past 14 years
- All of her previous mentors: Craig Sowers, Anthony Glass, Scott Bennett, and Trent Greener for allowing her to work on their staffs and helping her grow as a professional
- Jim Baker and Roy Rudewick of UT-Arlington for making her a part of the Maverick Family
- Her current staff, Danny Wardell and Sam Lackey, for making her job easy
- All previous and current sport coaches for trusting her to do her job well
- Her parents for supporting her pursuit of a profession that is challenging in every sense of the word: mentally, physically, and financially
- Her husband, Chris, for his unwavering support despite the demands of the profession
- Her 2 daughters, Nicole and Morgan, for keeping life in perspective and reminding her every day of what is truly important.