Kassi was born and raised in Rocklin, CA. She began playing volleyball at the age of six years old through the city and fell in love with the sport. She continued to play volleyball at Spring View Middle School and Whitney High School. She played all the way around as an outside hitter, DS, and back-up setter. During High School, Kassi was an assistant coach for the Whitney High School MEL Men's Volleyball team, where she discovered her passion for coaching and making a positive difference in athlete's lives. Kassi currently teaches English at Vacaville High School, where she is the current advisor to a successful club (The Dog Pound), and was the assistant coach for the freshman volleyball team for two years. For the 2018 club season she was the assistant coach for the VEX 15-1 volleyball team, where she was able to work with Brian Levings and absorb his vast knowledge of the sport. After the season concluded she took on a Head Coach position with VEX for the 12-2 AAU Summer League. Her volleyball coaching philosophy is a set of principles upon which day-to-day efforts are based. These are the things that will not change from year-to-year, or program-to-program. These are also principles that she believes in and will try to instill in her athletes that she is so honored to coach. Some people may call it a job, and others a profession, but Kassi believes that being a great coach is so much more than that. To her, coaches guide their athletes through the trials and tribulations of learning about the sport of volleyball along with life. Coaches are in a position to change their athletes' lives forever by making them better athletes and better people. Coaches are leaders, role models, and a person to whom their athletes entrust their physical and emotional well-being. Coaching is about connecting with players as people first, and athletes second. It is about being passionate, and loving the game of volleyball, so the players will play with that same passion and love. It is about making every player feel important, and giving him or her a role on the team. Coaching is not simply be a job; it is a calling. Kassi went into coaching because she wanted to change the lives of her athletes with a single word, a single pat on the back, and a single phrase, "I believe in you." Kassi, also known as, Coach "B", held the Head Coaching position for the WCW Frosh Volleyball team for two years, and the Head Coach position for the VEX 12-1 team for two years. This season she is excited to coach the VEX 13-1 team and take on a new role at Vaca High School as the Volleyball Program Assistant.
Coach "B" is looking for athletes who are aggressive, motivated, coachable, ready to learn, and looking forward to having fun this season.