Former Michigan State standout Christie Landry joined Northwestern as an assistant coach on Feb. 20, 2006. Landry works primarily with the setters and also has responsibility in many other aspects of the Northwestern program including recruiting.
In her first season, she coached setter Stephanie Jurivich to the sixth-best assists total in Northwestern annals. Jurivich's total of 1,215 has only been surpassed at NU by three other setters in program history.
In the summer of 2007, Landry coached the USA Youth A2 Red Team at the High Performance Championships in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., winning a silver medal. The squad was comprised of players who tried out and were selected to train and compete with the USA Volleyball program.
During the 2007 season, Landry mentored freshman setter Elyse Glab to 1,209 assists, the seventh-best single-season total in school history. Glab averaged 12.46 assists per game, ranking in the top half of the Big Ten and among the nation's leaders during the regular season of her first collegiate campaign.
Landry attended Saint Francis High School in Wheaton, Ill., where she was named the 1996 Chicago Sun Times High School Player of the Year and the Gatorade Player of the Year. While playing club volleyball, she was a Junior Olympic All-American in 1995 and 1997 and a member of the USA Volleyball gold-medal winning teams in the same years. Landry was a Volleyball Magazine Fab 50 selection in 1997.
A 2002 graduate of Michigan State, she played for the Spartan program from 1997 to 2000, helping the squad to four-straight NCAA Tournament appearances during her career under legendary coach Chuck Erbe. She finished her career in third place on MSU's all-time lists in both total assists (3,761) and assists per game (9.62) despite not being a setter until her sophomore season.
In 2000, she was named team MVP after totaling 1,503 assists -- the second-highest total in school history at the time -- and leading Michigan State to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Landry began her collegiate coaching career as an assistant coach at the University of Kentucky during the 2004 season. In her role, she primarily worked with the setters while assisting with recruiting and directing team travel.
Prior to joining the collegiate ranks, she was an assistant coach for the Sports Performance Volleyball Club. In that role, she worked with the setters and coordinated scouting and statistical analysis efforts. In 2003, her club team placed third at the USA Championships. She began her coaching career while at Michigan State, serving as the freshman coach at Haslett High School as she completed her degree.
The 6-2 Landry also has professional playing experience. She was drafted into the United States Professional League in 2002 for the St. Louis Quest. She quickly joined the Club Voleibol Sant Cugat in Barcelona, Spain, where she spent the season training and traveling throughout Europe.
Landry joined Nebraska as a volunteer coach in 2005, assisting in the training of setters and recruiting efforts. The Huskers were ranked No. 1 in the nation for much of the season, advancing to the NCAA Tournament championship game.