13-2 Blue - Head Coach
Coach Fun Facts
- Got married on St. Patrick’s Day
- Was a dancer for 21 years
- Nickname is Chunk
- Originally from Baton Rouge, LA
- Dog mom to Mileaux (German Shepherd)
This season (2023-2024) Courtney Barnes is the head coach for Roots Volleyball’s second 13s team – 13-2 Blue.
Courtney was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and moved to West Palm Beach, Florida in 2016. She moved to Austin in June 2021. She attended Woodlawn High School and she graduated 2010. She was WHS’s Captain Award, Coaches’ Award, and All-District Team recipient.
Courtney graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (fitness and human performance). She again graduated from Ball State University in 2019 with a Master of Art in Athletic Coaching in Education. She was on the Dean’s List throughout her undergrad and graduated with a masters cumulative GPA of 3.8.
Courtney coached 2 years of middle school in Louisiana. She also served 4 years as the head varsity and JV coach at Palm Beach Lakes High School in West Palm Beach, Florida. While coaching high school, Courtney also coached club volleyball at Palm Beach Juniors (4 seasons – assistant coach with 14s; 1 season head coach with 16s; and 2 seasons head coach with 13s).
Courtney is a high school teacher who teaches science and AVID. She is a newlywed and has a 90-pound German Shepherd named Mileaux.
Previously (2022-2023) Courtney served as the head coach for Roots Volleyball’s HCI 15s team – 15 Hickory. The season before (2021-2022) Courtney served as the head coach for Roots Volleyball’s HCI 16s team – 16 Hickory and Roots Volleyball’s HCI 13s team – 13 Hickory. This will be Courtney’s 3rd season coaching with the Roots Volleyball family.