Erika Cortez

13-1 Green - Assistant Coach


Coach Fun Facts

  • Has an American bully named Koda
  • Loves to hike
  • Only girl in her family on her mom’s and dad’s sides
  • Speaks Japanese
  • Roots Volleyball/Texas Eclipse alumna

Coach Bio

This season (2024-2025) Erika Cortez is the assistant coach for Roots Volleyball’s top 13s team – 13-1 Green.

Erika was born in Hiroshima, Japan and attended Hutto High School after moving to Texas. She is Roots Volleyball/Texas Eclipse alumna (3 seasons 16U-18U) and played two seasons (14U-15U) for TCS. She continued her education at Texas A&M Corpus Christi and studied nursing.

Erika coached the past two seasons with an Austin-area club. She was the head coach for a 12s team (2021-2022) in her first season and a head coach for a 12s team and assistant coach for a 15s team (2022-2023) in the second season. She led her 15s team to a 1st place finish at Lone Star Regionals.

Erika believes coaching youth volleyball is one of the most important jobs you can hold. While it is a job, she believes it is more of a responsibility to help shape the paths, lives, and integrity of young women. She believes teaching the fundamentals of volleyball, good sportsmanship, and how to be an effective member of a team, will result in creating the next generation of strong, successful women in our society.

Erika currently resides in Round Rock and works as a dental assistant. This is Erika’s 1st season coaching with the Roots Volleyball family.