13-3 Maple - Head Coach


Coach Fun Facts

  • Fluent in sign language
  • Lost 115 pounds
  • Enjoys working out, cooking, and gardening
  • Double-jointed
  • Indoor spin instructor

Coach Bio

This season (2024-2025) Julia Manning is the head coach for Roots Volleyball’s third 13s team – 13 Maple.

Last season (2023-2024) Julia was the assistant coach for Roots Volleyball’s third 15s team – 15 Maple. Under her guidance, 15 Maple earned four top 10 finishes in competitive play. Julia returned to Roots after taking off a few seasons to spend time with family. In her last season (2019-2020) Julia served as the head coach for 13 Maple and assistant coach for 15 Mesquite. In 2019-2020, Julia served as the assistant coach for 13 Black and the season before (2018-2019) Julia served as the head coach for 12 Black and assistant coach for 17 Black. The previous season (2017-2018) Julia served as the assistant coach for 14 Black.

Julia was born and raised in the Lone Star State. She attended Leander High School and played for the Lady Lions. Julia was a member of the volleyball team all four years and started on varsity as a right side/setter her junior and senior seasons. She earned Academic All-District honors (2011 and 2012). She played for various clubs in the Austin-area and had her strongest career finish (3rd) at Lone Star Classic National Qualifier in the 16U division. Julia graduated from Leander High School in 2012.

Julia has worked with all ages. She led and assisted multiple summer clinics for TCA volleyball club for 1st-5thgrade players. She has also assisted several spring clinics for Leander High School for 9th-12th grade players. Julia is currently finishing up classes at Austin Community College in pursuit of her degree in Kinesiology with a minor in Business Administration.

Julia’s coaching motto is, “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” She wishes to instill this mentality in all her players, so they know that there are no limits to what they can achieve.

Julia continuously works at increasing and adapting her forms of communication with children of all ages. When not coaching or at work you will find her running around with a tall cup of cold brew trying to keep up with her young daughter. In the rare and spare time, she finds Julia likes to go for runs, explore local bookstores, try out new restaurants, and soak up as much of the outdoors as possible.

This is Julia’s 8th season coaching with the Roots Volleyball family.