Kirby Named Director of Sports Nutrition
Sept. 4, 2012
RALEIGH, N.C. – Kate Kirby has been named as the Director of Sports Nutrition for the NC State Athletics Department it was announced by Director of Athletics Deborah A. Yow.
“[Associate Athletics Director/Sports Administration & Student Services] Sherard Clinkscales led the search that resulted in a terrific hire,” said Yow. “All 550 NC State student-athletes will benefit from Kate’s nutritional expertise.”
Kirby will preside over all aspects of the Wolfpack sports nutrition program, from the management of meal plans to the supervision of the training tables at Case Academic Center and Murphy Center, to education and medical nutrition counseling of NC State student-athletes.
Kirby received both her undergraduate degree in nutrition and food science and her master’s degree in sports nutrition from Auburn University. She is a certified specialist in sports dietetics, a certified personal trainer and registered with the Commission of Dietetic Registration. She is also a member of the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitians of America; the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; and Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition (the dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics).
Kirby, whose father Neil Callaway is a long-time Division I football coach, began her career in college athletics as a student trainer for her alma mater. She also worked as a dietitian for the University of Alabama-Birmingham football program and as a graduate assistant sports dietitian with the Auburn athletics program. She currently holds a graduate teaching assistant position in Auburn’s nutrition sciences lab.
“Kate is a smart, competent, clinically inclined Sports RD who helped further develop of our sports nutrition program here at Auburn,” said Joe Perrone, director of sports medicine at Auburn. “She will be an asset to NC State Athletics and the Raleigh community at large.”
Her experience also includes working with Forte Food & Fitness, where she is the performance dietitian and serves as a fitness instructor; and in the Mobile (Ala.) County Health Department, in the position of a registered dietitian.