Kathi Hindman enters her fifth season as an assistant coach at USC Upstate. She works with all positions at Upstate after being a setter/right side for four years at Southern Indiana.
Since Hindman arrived in Spartanburg four seasons ago, the trio of Kayla Eversgerd, Lexi Gober and Shannon Weiss were key pieces for the Spartans.
Eversgerd joined the 1,000 kill/1,000 dig club in 2014, becoming just the sixth player in school history to accomplish the feat. Gober consistently was one of the top setters in the ASUN, finishing her career third in assists with 3,416. Weiss tallied over 200 kills as a sophomore and junior, before moving to libero her senior year and finishing with 200 or more digs for the second consecutive season.
Hindman came to Upstate in 2013 after spending two seasons as an assistant coach at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Ill. During her stint with the Thunder, Wheaton went from finishing fourth in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) Tournament in 2011 to earning runner-up status at the conference championship in 2012.
While in the Chicago area, Hindman coached with Club Fusion, one of the top recruited club programs in the country. Her teams went on to win the AAU Girls’ Junior National Championship in 2013 for 14U division, and the 13U division in 2014. Her 2013 team included athletes that will continue their volleyball careers at some of the top Division I programs in the country.
The Westfield, Ind. native played for NCAA Division II member, University of Southern Indiana. From 2006-09 Hindman was a setter and right side hitter for head coach Leah Mercer. She graduated from Southern Indiana in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in public relations and advertising with a minor in art.
She tallied a career-best 21 kills in 2007 against Saint Cloud State while dishing out 44 assists twice for the Screaming Eagles.
Hindman currently resides in Greenville.