A familiar face sits on the bench for the Chattanooga women's basketball team as former UTC player Katie Galloway joins the Lady Mocs coaching staff as Katie Burrows. She is now in her fourth season with UTC.
Katie joined Wes Moore's team in his third season at UTC and was an integral member of a squad that won four straight Southern Conference regular season titles and SoCon Tournament crowns. In her time at UTC, the Lady Mocs posted an overall record of 102-23 with wins over such teams as Florida State, Alabama and Louisville. The Lady Mocs advanced to the postseason all four years including three NCAA championships.
In her senior year, the Lady Mocs posted the nation's longest active winning streak at 27 games culminating with UTC's NCAA first-round win over Rutgers. In that game, Burrows sank the most memorable shot in Chattanooga history nailing a 30-foot bank shot from the right side sparking a comeback that led to a 74-69 win over the Scarlet Knights.
Katie earned a spot as one of Moore's Top 10 players in UTC's celebration of "Moore in McKenzie, a Decade of Dominance". She ranks in the top 10 in UTC history in 3-pointers made with 107 and 3-pointers attempted with 315.
Prior to her arrival at UTC, Burrows was a coach and teacher at Ringgold High School for three years. She took over a Ringgold program that had won just three games in year prior to her arrival. The Lady Tigers steadily increased their win total in each of her three seasons culminating in Ringgold's first state playoff appearance since 1986 when the team lost to Rossville in the Class AAA finals.
Prior to that she was the head coach of the girl's basketball team at Tullahoma High School in Tullahoma, Tenn., from 2005-07 and taught health and physical education. Immediately following her graduation from UTC she was the assistant girls basketball coach at GPS from 2004-05 under former UTC player Susan Lance Crownover.
Katie attended Lookout Valley High School where she was named the Chattanooga Times Free Press Best of Preps Female Athlete of the Year and was a four-time first team Chattanooga Times Free Press All-City and three-time Region Player of the Year and first team all-state. She was named a Tennessee Class A Miss Basketball finalist in back-to-back seasons.
Katie learned her trade at an early age from her father Joe Galloway who was her high school coach. Joe serves on the Hamilton County School Board and, along with his daughter Kristen Clounch, is still coaching at Lookout Valley. Her brother Keith Galloway is married to former UTC standout Jennifer Wilson and the pair coach the boy's and girl's basketball teams at Hardin Valley Academy in Knoxville.
Katie, a 2004 graduate of Chattanooga, earned a B.S. in Exercise Science and Health K-12. She is married to Nick Burrows.