Katherine Bixby was named the University's seventh women's basketball coach in June 2017. She comes to Homewood after a successful three-year tenure as the head coach at Dickinson College.
Bixby guided the Dickinson women's basketball program from 2014-17 and turned around a Red Devil program that had won just 31 games in the four years prior to her arrival. She led Dickinson to a three-year record of 41-35, including a 34-18 mark over the last two years. In addition, the Bixby-led Red Devils posted a 30-16 record in Centennial Conference play in the last two seasons and advanced to the Centennial Conference Semifinals in each of those years. Bixby guided Dickinson to 18 wins last season, the most for the program since the 2006-07 season.
Prior to her tenure at Dickinson, Bixby spent two years as an assistant coach at Ithaca, where she had earned both her bachelor's (2011) and master's (2012) degrees. During her two seasons on the Bomber coaching staff, she helped guide the team to a pair of Empire 8 titles, one trip to the Elite Eight and another to the Sweet 16 and a two-year record of 53-8.
Bixby was a four-year standout for the Ithaca women's basketball team and earned Honorable Mention WBCA All-America honors as a senior. She still ranks fourth in points (1,335), third in assists (366) and third in three-pointers (141) at Ithaca and is the only player in program history with more than 1,300 points, 350 assists and 125 three-pointers.
In addition to her individual exploits for the Bombers, Bixby helped lead the team to a four-year record of 73-38 and two trips to the NCAA Tournament during her playing career.