Kristi is a native Memphian and attended Bishop Byrne High School. During her high school athletic career, she was a 7 time 1st team Tennessee All State High School player in 3 different sports – volleyball, basketball and softball.  She received the Commercial Appeal Best of Preps - Athlete of the Year and was a Best of Preps top 5 finalist in volleyball, softball and basketball. She also received the honor of being selected to the USA Today All-USA Girls Basketball 2nd team.


Kristi received a full athletic scholarship to Division 1 Troy University and was a 4-year starter for the Volleyball Team.  She holds the university’s record for the highest Attack Percentage, most Service Aces, the highest Service Ace percentage per set and the university’s record for Total Blocks.  She is also in the record books for Solo Blocks and Block Assist. During her collegiate career at Troy University, she received 1st team All-Conference honors 2 years in a row, 2nd team All-Conference 1 year, 1st team All-Conference Academic for 2 years, multiple all-tournament team awards and tournament MVP honors.  She graduated with a BS and MS after working as a Graduate Assistant Coach for 2 years.  

She is currently in her 4th season of coaching volleyball at Sacred Heart School and in her 4th  season of coaching at MVA.  Her twin daughters, Hassie Clare and Quinn, share her love of volleyball and are starting their 6th season with MVA!