Katie Lenard has been involved in the sport of volleyball as a coach or player for almost 30 years. During that time, she has coached many ages throughout the Dunes Volleyball Club. Coach Lenard played volleyball at LaPorte High School. She also coached the freshman volleyball team at LaPorte for six years.
In 2007, she began coaching the varsity volleyball team at Valparaiso High School. Over the past ten years, she has a record of 262-96 (Duneland Athletic Conference 107-33). Over half of the players that have made it through her program have gone on to play at the collegiate level. Valpo has won three Sectional titles and one Regional title during her tenure. After the 2014 season, she was named the Post Tribune Coach of the Year. That same year, Valpo made their first semi-state appearance in 23 years. In the fall of 2015, Valpo had an undefeated regular season (32-0) ranking #11 nationally on MaxPreps.
Coach Lenard currently lives in LaPorte, Indiana and teaches Physical Education at Valparaiso High School.