Katie Buckner finished her first season as a graduate assistant for Armstrong State University women's basketball in 2016-17.
Buckner worked with the Pirate basketball program in 2015-16 as a volunteer assistant coach. She is currently pursuing her graduate degree in professional communication and leadership from Armstrong State Universtiy.
A four-year women's basketball player at Mars Hill College from 2009-13, Buckner served as the school's SAAC rep as a senior in 2012-13. She played in 82 games in her four-year career for the Lions.
Buckner graduated from Cherokee HS and her mother, Debbie Groover Buckner, played collegiately at the University of Tennessee from 1977-81.