18UA Green - Assistant Coach
Coach Fun Facts
- Spends his free time woodworking and rollerblading
- Loves the Houston Astros and Texas A&M Aggies
- Has two college degrees
- Right foot (size 14) is 1 1/2 sizes bigger than his left
- Avid kayak freshwater fisherman
This season (2021-2022) Aaron Urbanek is the head coach for Roots Volleyball’s top 18s team – 18 Under Armour Green.
Last season (2020-2021) Aaron led his 17 Under Armour Green to a 5th place finish at USAV Girls’ Junior Nationals. Previously, he served as the assistant coach for 15 Under Armour (2018-2019). His team qualified for the Tour of Texas and USAV Girls’ Junior National Championship (American division) in Indianapolis, Indiana, where they finished in the top half of the tournament. The previous season (2017-2018), Aaron served as the assistant coach for 18 Under Armour and the assistant coach for 16 Under Armour. 18 Under Armour narrowly missed qualifying for USAV Junior Nationals at the Lone Star Classic Qualifier (5th place – USA division).
The season before (2016-2017), he served as 18 Under Armour’s assistant coach and 15 Under Amour’s assistant coach. 15 Under Armour finished 5th in the Lone Star Championship Series and had a strong showing at the Nike Mideast Qualifier (USA division) in the gold bracket. The previous season he served as the assistant coach for the top 16s team – 16 Green (2015-2016). 16 Green qualified for the Tour of Texas by going undefeated in their 8 matches played and finished 5th out of the top 24 teams in the state of Texas at the Tour of Texas Finals (prequalified for the 2016-2017 season). 16 Green finished 5th at the Windy City Qualifier (USA division) in Chicago, Illinois and secured their bid with a 2nd place finish at the Show Me Qualifier (USA bid) in Kansas City, Missouri. 16 Green finished 11th place (USA) at the USAV Girls’ Junior National Championship in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Urbanek served as the assistant coach for his 2014-2015 team, 16 Green, which finished 3rd at the Pacific Northwest Qualifier (American division) in Spokane, Washington. His 2012-2013 team finished 11th at Junior Nationals (National division); finished 1st at Lone Star Regionals (National bid); finished 1st at Lone Star National Qualifier (USA bid); and qualified for the Tour of Texas (prequalified for the 2013-2014 season). He also served as 13 Green’s head coach. 13 Green finished 3rd at Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier, qualified for the Tour of Texas, and prequalified for the following season. He led his 2011-2012 team, 17 Green, to an 18th place finish at Junior Nationals (American division); finished 1st at Lone Star National Qualifier (American division), finished 3rd at Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier (American division); and qualified for the Tour of Texas. Urbanek has made one appearance at the AAU Girls’ Junior National Volleyball Championship (2014-2015) and five coaching appearances at the USAV Girls’ Junior National Championship (2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2015-2016, 2018-2019, 2020-2021).
Urbanek is a McNeil High School and Texas A&M graduate. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science in 2004, and a Bachelor of Science in Entomology in 2005. Aaron currently works for the City of Austin. He is actively playing competitive sand volleyball. Prior to coaching, he was playing USAV competition as a middle blocker and opposite. Urbanek’s men’s club team competed at the USAV Men’s National tournament in 2010 and won the Bronze. This is his 11th season coaching with Roots Volleyball. Aaron currently resides in Leander with his dog, Rocky.