June 30, 2022
Coach Valentine was a multi-sport athlete in volleyball, basketball and track for Westlake High School, receiving League, County & MVP honors in volleyball her Senior year as an outsider hitter. Volleyball became her focus after she competed for the Pepsico Volleyball Club, helping her team be one of the strongest teams in the New York tri-state area. After high school, Kathleen continued her competitive career with New York Institute of Technology for four years as an undergraduate. She received 3x MVP and 2x Offensive Player of the year. After graduation Kathleen continued to play on various teams, including participating in the Empire State games 6x, Co-Ed Quads, Pro Beach and Grass. She coached at numerous clinics in New York and New England through the years.
She is married and has four grown children, two of them daughters, who played volleyball for local high school programs and club.