Kathleen Ann Bergin was born on Sept. 9th 1958 in Great Bend, KS. She was the fourth child of Ed and JoAnn, she had nine brothers and sisters. Her family relocated to Holyrood, KS when she was two. In high school she played on the first ever girls basketball and volleyball teams. She attended Marymount College in Salina on a basketball scholarship. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Kathy had always wanted to be a teacher, and she definitely chose the right profession. Her first teaching position was at Cuba-Hillcrest, Cuba, KS. Then in 1982 she moved to Hoxie, KS. Kathy started off teaching biology and physical science to freshmen and sophomores. After teaching cutbacks took place, she was left teaching all the sciences: Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Physical Science. Kathy loved teaching, but her true passion was coaching.
In her time at Hoxie High, she was the head volleyball coach from 1983-2000, the head basketball coach in 1984 and was the assistant basketball coach under Shelly Hoyt from 2002-2009. She also coached at the junior high level. She was a very fair and consistent coach. Kathy became the Athletic Director in 1996 and held that position until 2009. Kathy married Kevin Schiltz on June 16th, 2007. She was diagnosed with cancer on Sept. 8th 2009, one day before her 51st birthday. She passed away on June 29th, 2010 in her home with her family and friends. She was such a great person: funny, witty, smart, happy, talented, caring and loving.