Katie Capps enters her third year on the Notre Dame women's basketball staff for the 2017-18 season, having joined the Fighting Irish program as its Director of Basketball Operations in May 2015. In October 2016, Capps took on additional responsibility as the sport administrator for the Notre Dame cheerleading team.
At Notre Dame, Capps is responsible for the team’s business operations, management of the support staff and student managers, and coordination of team travel. She assists with on-campus recruiting and serves as the program’s liaison to various departments in the athletic department and on campus. Capps is also charged with coordinating the popular Notre Dame women's basketball summer camps, and helps organize the program's numerous community engagement and student-athlete development projects.
"Katie is exceptionally talented and has been a valuable addition to our staff," McGraw said. "She has a great deal of experience with the operational side of women's basketball, and she brings energy, passion and fresh ideas to our program. I'm excited to have her on board and I think our fans will see a renewed connection with our program."
Capps came to Notre Dame following 11 seasons (2004-15) at the University of Kansas, working on the staff of then-head coach Bonnie Henrickson (now the head coach at UC Santa Barbara). Capps most recently served four seasons as the Jayhawks' Director of Basketball Operations following seven years as KU's Assistant Director of Basketball Operations and Video Coordinator.
During her tenure at Kansas, Capps was charged with coordinating team travel, business operations, community relations and directing summer camps. She also supervised the Jayhawks' annual coaches' golf tournament, served as the program's liaison with its Hardwood Booster Club and assisted with on-campus recruiting, fundraising, game day management and student-athlete development.
Capps began her career at her alma mater, Western Kentucky University, where she spent the 2003-04 season as a graduate assistant. In that role, she filled a number of administrative duties, including community liaison and booster club coordinator, while also assisting with scheduling, academic affairs, team travel and the marketing and promotion of the program's summer camps.
A native of Bloomington, Ill., Capps graduated from WKU in 2002 with her bachelor's degree in corporate and organizational communications. She also was a four-year letterwinner on the Lady Topper basketball team and helped WKU to a berth in the second round of the 2000 NCAA Championship, as well as two trips to the Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT).
Capps also earned her master's degree in physical education (sports studies) from Kansas in 2007. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA).
Formerly Katie Wulf, she is married to Eric Capps, and the couple have three sons -- Charlie (9), and twins Harrison and Winston (6).