Caitlyn Moriarty was named head volleyball coach at Berry College in February 2016. Moriarty served as Berry's assistant volleyball coach from 2012-2015. In her Berry career, she has accumulated a head coaching career record of 79-21 including a 37-5 record in the Southern Athletic Association (SAA).
Named two-time AVCA South Region Coach of the Year (2018 and 2017) and two-time SAA Conference Coach of the Year (2018 and 2017) after leading the Vikings to back-to-back SAA Regular Season and Conference Tournament Championships. Additionally, the Vikings ranked #1 in the South Region in 2018 and earned back-to-back trips to the NCAA Tournament. In her three years as Head Coach, she has aided the development of 12 All-Conference players, 6 All-Region players, and 6 AVCA All-Americans, including two SAA Conference Players of the Year and two SAA Conference Defensive Players of the Year. Moriarty served as Berry's Assistant Coach for four seasons, earning two SAA regular season championships, two conference tournament titles and two NCAA Division III Championship appearances, before being named Head Coach in 2016.
Moriarty played at Christopher Newport University (CNU) in Virginia from 2007-10, earning AVCA All-American honors twice. A first team All-Conference and All-South Region selection in each of her final two years as a player, Moriarty was named USA South Conference Player of the Year, Tournament MVP and NCAA South Regional Most Outstanding Player. In her four years at CNU, the Captains had a record of 140-24 (.853). She helped her team to an undefeated USA South Conference four-year record of 72-0. In 2010, she set the CNU team record for the highest single season attack percentage (.417). Moriarty also owns program records for a career attack percentage (.347), leading to the creation of a program Offensive Player of the Year award in her name.
After graduating from CNU in 2011, Moriarty became an assistant coach at her alma mater in 2011. With Moriarty on the sidelines, CNU recorded a 38-5 overall record on the way to an NCAA Division III national runner-up finish in 2011. That season saw CNU win its fifth straight conference championship, third straight regional championship and make its first ever appearance in the national championship match.
She was a strong student at CNU, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing upon graduation in May of 2011. She was her team’s Academic MVP, an NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee and the Female Recipient of the Don Scalf Award, presented to the USA South Conference Student-Athlete of the Year. In May 2014, Moriarty earned her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Berry College.
On January 28, 2017, Moriarty was inducted in the Christopher Newport University Athletics Hall of Fame. Moriarty is a proud member of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) and earned the AVCA’s Thirty Under 30 Award in 2016. Moriarty is the current SAA representative on the NCAA Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) for the South Region, is a voter on the AVCA’s Top 25 Coaches Poll, is a member of the AVCA Awards Committee for the South Region and previously served on the AVCA Head Coaches committee.
Moriarty lives in Rome with her husband Sean and rescue pit-bull June. Sean and Caitlyn welcomed their first son, Barrett “Bear” James Moriarty, born February 2, 2019.