Katie Duroe

Katie Duroe joined the Johnson County softball program as the second assistant in 2017 after serving a two-year stint as an assistant coach at Ellsworth Community College. She also helps coach a 16U fastpitch softball team in Johnson County.

In her first season, Duroe helped Johnson County to a 35-7mark, a Region VI/District D title and a fifth place finish at the NJCAA D-II Tournament. She also helped coach two NJCAA All-Americans,  a record 10 Region VI/District D selections, and seven all-conference picks, including the 2017 MVP in Megan Deiter and Freshman of the Year, Sammie Bates.

In two seasons at Ellsworth, Duroe helped coach eight All-Region performers, including one first-team selection in 2016. She also coached softball at Belmond-Klemme High School, in Belmond, Iowa.

Before her time at Ellsworth, Duroe graduated from Olathe Northwest High School. During her time at Olathe Northwest she was named to the All-Olathe Team as a corner player after leading her team in both batting average and slugging percentage. Her team won the Sunflower Conference twice, 6A Regionals twice, were runner’s up at 6A State her junior year and won 6A state going undefeated (25-0) her senior year.

Duroe went on to play one season for Baker University (Baldwin City, KS), an NAIA school in the Heart of America Athletic Conference (HAAC). She graduated Cum Laude from Baker with her BS in exercise science. During her time at Baker, Coach Duroe maintained over a 3.5 GPA while being involved in athletics, Greek life and work. She was inducted into Gamma Sigma Alpha Greek Honor Society and the Order of Omega Greek Honor Society. She is currently working on getting her Master’s of Sport Management with a Certificate in Athletic Administration degree from Southern New Hampshire University.