Cathy Carter attended both North Lake College and Eastfield College as the starting setter for both volleyball programs. Coach Carter was recognized as a Region V: Honorable Mention in 2007 and Region V: First Team in 2008 for the Metro Athletic Conference. She earned her associate's degree from North Lake College in 2009, and then received a scholarship in volleyball to Lyon College in Arkansas.
Cathy has been coaching club volleyball for ages 15-18 in the North Texas Region Volleyball Association since 2010, and returned to NLC in 2011 as the assistant volleyball coach. She then went on to earn her BA in Exercise Science in 2013 at Texas Wesleyan University and her master’s in kinesiology from DBU.