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Kaddie Platt
Kaddie  Platt

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

Position:
Head Coach

Alma Mater:
Houston Baptist '94

Joined Houston:
March 27, 2012


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KADDIE PLATT
Hometown Houston, Texas
College Houston Baptist University, 1994
Bachelor's Education, History, Human Kinetics / Master's of Education
Family husband: Robert
son: Robert Jr.
PLAYING EXPERIENCE
Level School (Years)
College Houston Baptist University (1988-91)
High School Alief Elsik High School
COACHING EXPERIENCE
Year School, Position
2012-present Houston, head coach
1995-2011 Houston Baptist University, head coach
1994-95 Howard Payne, assistant coach
CHAMPIONSHIPS WON
Year Championship
2006 Red River Athletic Conference Champions
2006 NAIA Regional VI Champions
2005 NAIA Regional IV Champions
2003 Red River Athletic Conference Champions
2003 NAIA Regional VI Champions
2002 Red River Athletic Conference Champions
2002 NAIA Regional VI Champions
2001 Red River Athletic Conference Champions
2000 Red River Athletic Conference Champions
2000 NAIA Regional VI Champions
1999 Red River Athletic Conference Champions
1998 Red River Athletic Conference Champions
1995 Big State Conference Champions
POSTSEASON EXPERIENCE
Year Experience
2006 NAIA National Tournament
2005 NAIA National Tournament
2004 NAIA National Tournament
2003 NAIA National Tournament
2002 NAIA National Tournament
2000 NAIA National Tournament
AWARDS/HONORS
Year Honor/Award
2006 Red River Athletic Conference Coach of the Year
2004 Red River Athletic Conference Coach of the Year
2003 Red River Athletic Conference Coach of the Year
2002 AVCA/NAIA National Coach of the Year
2002 NAIA National Tournament Coach of the Year
2002 Red River Athletic Conference Coach of the Year
2001 Red River Athletic Conference Coach of the Year
1998 Red River Athletic Conference Coach of the Year
1995 Big State Conference Coach of the Year
HEAD COACHING RECORD
Year School Record Conference Record
2016 Houston 5-26 0-20
2015 Houston 19-13 9-11
2014 Houston 14-18 6-13
2013 Houston 18-15 10-8
2012 Houston 9-19 7-9
1995-2011 Houston Baptist 499-157 158-19*
Career 564-248 (.695) 190-80 (.704)

Kaddie Platt was named head coach of the University of Houston Volleyball program on March 27, 2012. The sixth head coach in program history, Platt joined the Cougars after 17 seasons as the head coach at Houston Baptist.

Platt heads into her sixth season at Houston with a 65-91 record at the helm. A 22-year head coach veteran, Platt owns a 564-248 career record entering the 2017 season.

In 2016, Houston posted a 5-26 record and 0-20 mark in American Athletic Conference play. The season was highlighted by Chenelle Walker being named to the 2017 Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Fourth Team by Diverse Magazine.

In 2015, Platt led Houston to a 19-13 record, tying for seventh in league standings with a 9-11 mark. Under her guidance, freshman outside hitter Brookah Palmer and senior libero Olivia O'Dell were recognized at the end of the season.

Palmer was a unanimous selection to The American First Team. With her selection, Palmer became the first freshman Cougar to be named to the first team and second overall first-team selection for the program since joining The American. Palmer went on to be named AVCA All-Southeast Region Honorable Mention.

O'Dell was named to The American Second Team. In 2015, she broke the school record for the most digs in a single season with 701.

In 2014, Platt led the Cougars to a 14-18 overall record and eighth-place finish in conference. Senior outside hitter Kadi Kullerkann had a standout season as she was named The American First Team, AVCA All-Southeast Region and AVCA All-America Honorable Mention. Kullerkann recorded 644 kills, the third most in the nation and third all-time in school history for a single season. She also recorded double-digit kills in all 32 matches.

In 2013, Platt led Houston to a 18-15 record and a 10-8 mark in The American's inaugural season. The Cougars finished fifth in the league, three places higher than originally picked during the preseason. Under Platt, Houston started the season 7-1, the program's best start since 2002.

The Cougars were the only team in conference to take conference champions Louisville to five sets and one of three teams to sweep USF in both meetings.

During her first season at the helm in 2012, Platt led Houston to a 9-19 overall record and a 7-9 mark in the program's final season in Conference USA. Earning the seventh seed in the C-USA Championship, Platt led the Cougars to an exciting 3-2 victory over second-seeded Rice in Tulsa. Platt secured her 500th career victory and first win as Houston's head coach on Sept. 1, 2012, in a 3-1 win at Lipscomb.

Platt coached seniors Katie Norris and Chandace Tryon to All-Conference First- and Second-Team honors, respectively, while freshman Emily Howard was named to C-USA's All-Freshman Team. Senior Stephanie Nwachukwu was named to C-USA's All-Academic Team.

Platt brings a wealth of volleyball knowledge and playing experience to Houston after compiling an impressive 499-157 career record while leading the Huskies at HBU for 17 seasons.

During her tenure at HBU, Platt led the Huskies to eight conference championships, five regional titles and six appearances at the NAIA National Tournament while also recording a National Runner-Up performance in 2002. For that effort, Platt was named NAIA National Coach of the Year and National Tournament Coach of the Year.

She quickly became the winningest volleyball coach in HBU history after only two seasons. Platt was instrumental in HBU's return to the NCAA Division I ranks in 2007, tallying a record of 26-3. Starting in 2007, Platt led HBU to three 20-win seasons and came to Houston after a 22-9 campaign in 2011 where she led the Huskies to the semifinals of the Great West Conference Tournament and earned Great West Coach of the Year honors.

Platt is a 1994 graduate of HBU and played four years for the Huskies. She currently ranks eighth all-time in solo blocks (98) and 11th in digs (1,193). For her career, she recorded 740 kills. She was named all-district in 1991, voted MVP in both 1989 and 1991, and inducted into the HBU Sports Hall of Honor and the University's Walk of Honor in 2000.

On Platt's Hire
"We are so excited to welcome Kaddie, her husband Robert and son Robert Jr., into our family. When we began the search for a new head volleyball coach. We naturally had certain criteria in mind. We wanted someone who fit the culture of Houston Athletics, someone that put the development of their student-athletes first, someone with great integrity who had experience growing a program, someone with great ties to our city and the state's volleyball community and someone who had experience winning championships, with great success on and off the court and a proven winner. As our search progressed, Kaddie's name continued to present itself and after speaking with her, we knew we had found the perfect leader for our volleyball program."
- Former Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics

Platt on Joining Houston
"I would like to thank Mack Rhodes, T.J. Meagher and DeJuena Chizer for giving me this amazing opportunity to lead the University of Houston volleyball program. I am honored to be a part of the Houston athletics department's vision and commitment to excellence. I am looking forward to working with the current players to compete for a conference championship next season. The student-athletes' commitment to their University, their academics and the support from the entire staff makes it a perfect fit for myself and my family. My husband, Robert, and 13-year-old son, Robert Jr., and myself look forward to calling UH our new home. The University of Houston volleyball program is going in the right direction and I'm eager to share in the excitement and am looking forward to building on the tradition that is the legacy of Cougar sports."

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