Kristee Porter is in her first season as an assistant with the CU volleyball program, joining the staff in February, 2012.
Porter comes to CU after coaching three seasons at Navarro Junior College in Corsicana, Texas. Porter guided NJC to a 19-11 overall record in 2011. Porter also coached the Texas Image Volleyball Club's 15's Mizuno Elite team in Dallas Texas.
Porter was a four-time All-American (two-time AVCA and two-time Volleyball Magazine) at UCLA in volleyball, and was named the Volleyball Magazine National Player of the Year in 2000. Porter played in 110 matches (397 sets) and recorded 2,255 kills, 4,936 attacks, 1,119 digs, 270 blocks, 2,515 points and hit .281 for the Bruins. She is the UCLA career leader in kills, kills per set and attacks. Porter became the first Pac-10 player to record 2,000 career kills and 1,000 career digs. Her digs total (1,119) currently ranks 12th in school history. She helped the Bruins to four straight appearances in the NCAA tournament, advancing to the Elite Eight three times (1999-2001).
She earned numerous other honors while at UCLA. She was named the Pac-10 player of the week five times, the AVCA National Player of the Week (Oct. 18, 1998), earned three All-Pac-10 selections (1998-2000) and three AVCA All-Pacific Region honors (1998-2000). Porter was also named the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year in 1998 and became the first freshman in school history to record 30 kills and 20 digs in a match. Porter had a career-best 38 kills and 24 digs in the match.
Porter played her collegiate career under Andy Banachowski, the winningest Division I women's volleyball coach and most successful women's volleyball coaches of all-time. He coached for 43 years, all at UCLA, and accumulated a record of 1,106-301 (.786), which includes six national titles (including three NCAA Championships in 1984, 90 and 91).
Not just a volleyball standout, Porter also competed for the Bruins in basketball and track and field. In 2001 she ranked second in the Pac-10 in rebounding (8.1 rpg), third in blocked shots (1.77 bpg) and 11th in scoring (13.0 ppg). Her 39 blocked shots that season ranks second all-time in Bruins' history. As a member of the track and field team she scored three times at the Pac-10 Outdoor Championships. In 2001 and 1999 she placed third in the triple jump and in 2000 she was sixth. Porter graduated with a bachelor's of art in history from UCLA.
Porter was a member of the USA Volleyball Women's National Team from 2001-2004. She played internationally for Gigantes De Carolina, a professional team in Carolina, Puerto Rico, from 2002-2009. Porter was named the league's MVP in 2003 and 2004, and helped the team with the league five straight years (2003-08). She also played for Bargas De Toledo in Toledo, Spain in 2005.