Katie Herrington came to Jones County Junior College in May of 1988 as the head women's basketball coach. She coached the Lady Bobcats for 11 seasons. For the last 11 years, she has been a fulltime Health and Physical Education instructor. This will be her sixth year as athletic director, as well as the Health, Physical Education and Recreation Division Chair.
A graduate of Taylorsville High School, Herrington was a point guard for the 1980 Lady Tartar state championship basketball team. She was selected as the Pine Belt Conference MVP for three consecutive years, as an All-State player and as a member of the Mississippi All-Star team.
Herrington attended Mississippi University for Women on a basketball scholarship from 1980-84. She was a four-year starter for "The W" where she earned the Don Usher MVP award as a senior. Herrington graduated cum laude with a degree in physical education.
Upon graduation, Herrington went to William Carey University as an assistant women's basketball coach. After one year as an assistant, she was named as the Lady Crusader head coach. She served as head coach for three years. During her time at William Carey, she received a master's of education degree.
While at Jones, Herrington has served as the NJCAA's Women's Regional Director for 12 years and as Assistant Director for five years. Herrington currently serves on the Division I Basketball Committee and the Division II Softball Committee. She has also served as the NJCAA Women's Soccer Committee Chair and the Service and Recognition Committee Chair.
Herrington was named Mississippi Junior College Women's Basketball Coach of the Year in 1990. In 2008, she was selected as the JCJC Faculty of the Year.
Herrington is married to Bob Herrington. They have a daughter, Kellie.