12 Maple - Head Coach


Coach Fun Facts

  • Has different colored eyes
  • Super picky eater
  • Loves the San Antonio Spurs
  • Adopted at birth
  • Very organized

Coach Bio

This season (2021-2022) Christy Carruth is the head coach for Roots Volleyball’s second 12s team – 12 Maple.

Christy was born and adopted out of Denton, Texas. She moved from College Station to Waco in kindergarten and stayed through her senior year of high school.

Christy attended Midway High School (2010-2014) and played varsity volleyball all 4 seasons. She was a starter for 3 seasons and a multi-sport athlete (track 3 years). During her time as a Lady Panther she earned a number of accolades on and off the court including Academic All-District (2010), 2nd Team All-District (2011), Honorable Mention SuperCentex (2011), 1st Team All-District (2012), Academic All-District (2012), 2nd Team SuperCentex (2012), 8-5A 2013 Setter of the year, and two-time Team MVP (2013, 2014).

She continued her career collegiately at Midwestern University and graduated in December 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a focus on Marketing. She signed with Midwestern State University on an athletic scholarship in 2014 and played under Venera Flores-Stafford for one season before she left MSU. She took her sophomore year off and started playing again under Natalie Burton in the 2016-2017 season. Christy enjoyed every moment of her college playing experience and believes it taught her a lot about herself as a person and as an athlete.

Christy has six years of club coaching experience. She previously coached 16s for Zone in Volleyball (ZIVA), 13s for Wichita Falls Elite Volleyball Club, and 12s for Waco Lightening. Last season Christy head coached 15 Mesquite and assisted 13 Maple for Roots Volleyball.

Christy currently resides in Waco, Texas with her two dogs (Jada and Layla). She works for Right at Home as a caregiver for the elderly. She also waitresses at Texas Roadhouse while working on her Teaching Certification. Her goal is to be a coach and teacher. Christy loves every part of coaching club volleyball. She believes the athlete(s) and coach connection is one of the most important bonds and enjoys cultivating the next generations of strong young women. This will be her 2nd season coaching with the Roots Volleyball family.