Kathleen Birrell became Valley Catholic’s head girls golf coach in 2014. Kathleen was a scholarship golfer for the University of Oregon and graduated in Communications from the University of Washington in 1992. She served as head girls golf coach at Jesuit High School for five years, leading Jesuit to a 2001 Metro League Championship. She has also coached thirteen years of high school volleyball. In her first year at Valley Catholic, Kathleen led the Valiants to a second-place finish in state.

She spent four years as an instructional assistant at Valley Catholic Elementary School, beginning with the 2013-2014 school year. At the start of the 2016-2017 school year, she transitioned to Valley Catholic Middle School where she now teaches and English and Journalism.