Kathy Litzau is an associate athletic director and senior woman administrator at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
In her administrative role, Litzau oversees a variety of sports as well as the areas of student-athlete support services and student-athlete well-being to include academic enhancement, sports medicine and strength and conditioning.
Litzau moved into this administrative role in 2007 after a stellar 14-year tenure as the head volleyball coach in Milwaukee. Her teams won the regular season league title in each of her final four seasons, while UWM also won 20 matches nine times in her final 10 years. Over her last 10 campaigns, Litzau directed her team to a remarkable 118-14 record in league matches, which adds up to an astounding .894 winning percentage. UWM lost just five league regular season matches over her last four seasons. And, under Litzau, the Panthers won 115 of their last 128 home matches and saw only two league teams (Loyola and UW-Green Bay) beat them at the Klotsche Center after 1996.
Litzau was named Horizon League Coach of the Year seven times while leading the Panthers to eight Horizon League regular season titles and six NCAA appearances. In 14 seasons in Milwaukee, Litzau led the Panthers to 271 wins after taking over a program that won just three matches the year prior to her arrival.
Litzau played collegiate volleyball at Notre Dame, serving as captain while earning team MVP honors as a senior. She served as an assistant coach at Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan State before being named the head coach at UWM. She has her undergraduate degree from Notre Dame and a master's degree in kinesiology from Illinois.
A native of Naperville, Ill., Litzau attended Naperville Central High School, where she lettered in three sports. She and her husband, Steve, have three daughters - Lauren, Danielle and Kayce - and a son - Nicholas.