Dougherty Resigns as Head Women’s Tennis Coach

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa director of athletics Gary Barta announced Tuesday that Katie Dougherty has resigned as head coach of the UI women’s tennis program.
Dougherty, a native of Ellicott City, Maryland, is expecting to accept an assistant coaching position at the University of Maryland.
“I want to thank Gary Barta and everyone at the University of Iowa for their support the past seven years,” Dougherty said. “I have had the privilege of working with exceptional student-athletes, assistant coaches, and support staff. This was a very difficult decision, but we have the opportunity to relocate our growing family closer to home and to pursue a new opportunity.  I will be forever grateful for the opportunity Iowa gave me and the amazing people I worked alongside.”
“We appreciate the years of service coach Dougherty has provided as the head of our women’s tennis program,” said Barta. “Katie and I have talked about the importance of putting our families first, and I know this move provides her that opportunity. We wish her the best of luck moving forward. A search for her replacement will begin immediately.”
Dougherty had led the Hawkeye program since 2010. The Hawkeyes reached No. 18 in the ITA national rankings in 2010, the highest ranking in school history, and advanced to the 2010 NCAA Championships. Dougherty’s 17-7 record in 2010 made her the winningest first-year coach in program history.
In her seven seasons, the Hawkeyes earned five first-team All-Big Ten honors, advanced two doubles teams to the NCAA Championships, and earned 22 Academic All-Big Ten honors.