WASHINGTON, D.C. - Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics Sean Sullivan announced today that Katie Lytle has been hired as the Assistant Athletics Director for Business. She comes to Catholic after spending two years as the Assistant to the Executive Director at the Centennial Conference.
"Katie immediately impressed the hiring committee with her diverse set of past business related experiences," said Sullivan. "She has held a wide range of professional roles and opportunities that required her to immerse herself in many of the same business transactions she will be responsible for at Catholic. Having spent much of her undergraduate and professional career at the Division III level, she is well prepared and will bring great know-how to the position."
A 2014 graduate of Centennial Conference member Swarthmore College, Lytle joined the conference in August 2014. While there, she provided support for planning and overseeing conference championships in 24 sports by updating championship guidelines and coordinating game officials with assignors. She also managed all aspects of the Centennial Conference Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), including planning bi-annual meetings, conference calls, community engagement initiatives and educational programming.
Lytle also produced over 25 videos to promote the conference and its student-athletes that were publicized through social media channels, including two that were selected for the NCAA Division III Diversity Spotlight Award.
"I would like to thank Sean Sullivan for entrusting me to serve as the Assistant AD for Business, said Lytle. "I am grateful and excited for the opportunity to manage the athletic department's business operations and help shape the student-athletes' experiences. Along with the responsibilities of this position, the renowned academics and athletics at Catholic makes it an ideal place for me to work and grow as an administrator."
During her time at the Centennial Conference, Lytle also worked as a media volunteer at the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Regional hosted by La Salle University, assistant site representative at the 2015 NCAA Division III Women's Volleyball Regional hosted by Juniata College and merchandise team leader at the 2015 NCAA Division III Wrestling Championships hosted by Elizabethtown College.
At Swarthmore, Lytle was a four-year letterwinner in women's basketball while also competing in women's track and field for two seasons. She was a two-time Centennial Conference Player of the Year in women's basketball, making her just the third player in conference history to win the award multiple times. She also also a Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) First Team All-American. She finished her career at Swarthmore ranked sixth in program history in scoring (1,382 points), third in rebounding (1,050), fourth in steals (228), fourth in blocks (85) and seventh in field goals made (495).
Lytle amassed 14 double-doubles as a senior and led the league in scoring (17.3), rebounding (12.2) and field goal percentage (51.4) while ranking second in steals (2.3).
Off the court, Lytle was a double major in mathematics and economics, an Academic All-America Second Team selection by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and a two-time winner of the institution's Gladys Irish Award which is presented to the junior or senior woman who, through her commitment, dedication and the pure enjoyment of sport, has achieved the highest degree of excellence. She was also selected as the Centennial Conference's 2014 NCAA Woman of the Year.
Lytle received a master's in business administration in 2017 and a master's in sports administration in 2018, both from Ohio University.