June 25, 2019—4:25 P.M.
After a successful 2018-2019 season serving as assistant coach for the Rome High School girls’ volleyball team, Katie Price continues to serve the Lady Wolves as the 2019-2020 head coach.
Adding the former Berry College volleyball player, Katie Price, as Head Volleyball Coach is part of an effort to make Rome City Schools’ athletics competitive across the board.
Price is entering her fourth-year at West Central Elementary School as a fourth-grade math teacher. Before beginning her teaching career at Rome City Schools, Price coached the women’s volleyball team for two
years at Berry College before joining Alecia Parker on staff as an instructor for the Wolves. In addition to coaching at Berry, Price played volleyball for the Vikings, while also volunteering her time as a camp coach during her time there. She has also coached several club level volleyball teams, which fueled her passion for the sport as she transitioned into the college level.
As Price continues to lay the foundation for the future of Rome High Volleyball, her hope is to lead the team to success, much like the goal for all of Rome Athletics. “I like to tell the girls to focus on our broad goals, but also to concentrate on achieving our little goals every day,” Price explained. “Our broad goals are the ones we stretch over the entire season, but every single day we are given little goals that we have to overcome, just so they don’t get overwhelmed. “Some of the little goals we are busy focusing on right now is establishing our leadership,” she continued. “I want them to leave Rome High Volleyball knowing and feeling comfortable serving as a leader. Another one of our smaller goals is building confidence, which is so important on and off the court.”
Price has her sights set on taking the Lady Wolves back to State, a feat they accomplished last year. “For the 2019-2020 season, we want to make it further than the second round of State. Last year, we made it to the first round, but I know these girls are capable of so much more,” she smiled.