Katie Guillory joined the LSU Strength & Conditioning staff for beach volleyball and swimming and diving in February of 2022 after spending three years at the University of Illinois (2019-22). Over the summer of 2022, Guillory transitioned to working with LSU’s beach volleyball and gymnastics teams.
Prior to joining the LSU staff, Guillory worked at Illinois, overseeing program design for several sports including softball, women’s swimming and diving, and women’s gymnastics.
Prior to joining the Fighting Illini, Guillory was a strength & conditioning coach at Liberty University from January 2015 to February 2019. She initially started as a graduate assistant primarily working with cheerleading, softball, and assisting with men’s golf. In July 2016 she was hired as a full-time assistant where she then directed the strength & conditioning programs for softball, men’s and women’s tennis, and later added women’s swimming & diving in her final year. She also served as the head intern coordinator for the department and assisted with their developmental program.
Prior to Liberty, Guillory served as a Sports Performance Coach at Traction C.S.E, a private sector sports performance facility, in Baton Rouge, where she trained and assisted an array of athletes at all ages and all levels. In addition to that, she also served as an Exercise Specialist in the Cardiology Department for Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge. Guillory was as an intern at Traction in the summer of 2012 before she was hired full time in August 2013.
Guillory returned to LSU during the summer of 2016 to do an internship with her mentor – LSU strength coach Melissa Seal Moore – while working primarily with softball, women’s and men’s basketball. Before the start of her professional career, Guillory served as a team captain for the LSU Tigers’ softball team leading the Tigers to a Women’s College World Series in 2012.
Guillory is a member of the Certified Strength & Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa), where she holds her Strength & Conditioning Coaches Certification (SCCC). She is also a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) and a member of the International Tennis Performance Association (iTPA).
A native of Lafayette, La., she received her bachelor of science in kinesiology from LSU in August 2012 and a master of science in exercise science with a dual cognate in performance and nutrition from Liberty in May of 2017.