Since taking over the helm of the TSU volleyball program in 2004, Kathy Roulhac has led the Lady Tigers to two OVC titles, an NCAA appearance and three of the best seasons in school history.
In 2007, Roulhac guided the Lady Tigers to their first OVC Tournament..Championship and first ever NCAA Tournament berth. TSU finished the season 20-14 with a conference mark of 14-6.
Under her guidance, the Tiger volleyball program has had nine All-OVC Second-Team, four All-OVC Newcomer and five All-OVC First Team selections. Additionally, in 2011, Shaquita Williams was named the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year; marking the first time that a Tennessee State player has recieved the honor.
Roulhac joined the Tennessee State University staff in 2004. By the next season, she turned the Lady Tigers into conference champions and guided them to the best overall record in school history, 22-11. The previous year, the squad finished with an overall record of 5-17. The 17-game turn around was the largest in 2005 for NCAA Division-I. The Lady Tigers also set the school record for most wins in conference play, going 14-2 en route to their first regular season conference championship. The team’s accomplishments earned Roulhac Ohio Valley Conference “Coach of the Year” honors.
Prior to TSU, Roulhac spent ten years as head coach at North Carolina A&T. In her first season, Roulhac went 12-25 and 7-4 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) in 1994. In her next season, Roulhac coached the Lady Aggies to 15 wins and won the MEAC Southern Division with an 8-1 record. In 1996, Roulhac led the Lady Aggies to a remarkable 17-15 record and a first place 6-0 finish in the conference. In 1998, Roulhac led NC A&T to an overall 16-15 record while finishing 8-0 in the MEAC. From 1999-2001, Roulhac’s Lady Aggies won 19, 20 and 22 games, extending their winning and school record each year.
In her final year at NC A&T, she led the Lady Aggies to a record of 18-15, with a lineup that had just one senior.
She completed her Lady Aggie career with a record of 146- 161 in ten seasons. She has coached seven First-Team All- MEAC selections, and one MEAC Player of the Year, outside hitter Vania Blake in 1998.
As a student-athlete, Roulhac was named to the volleyball All-MEAC First Team each of her four seasons and is the only player in conference history to achieve that honor. She was also an All-American track performer in the 800-meters during the 1984-85 season.
A native of Durham, N.C., Roulhac graduated from North Carolina A&T in 1987 with a degree in communications. She credits her family as a source of her achievements on and off the field. She has one daughter, Kayla.
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