12 Hickory - Head Coach


Coach Fun Facts

  • 6-foot wingspan
  • Left-handed when shooting pool
  • Double-jointed
  • Loves turtles
  • First generation college graduate

Coach Bio

This season (2020-2021), Julianna Martinez will be the head coach for Roots Volleyball’s second 12s team – 12 Hickory and the assistant coach for Roots Volleyball’s second 16s team – 16 Hickory at Hill Country Indoor (HCI).

Last season (2019-2020) Julianna served as the head coach for Roots Volleyball’s 13 HCI Black and the assistant coach for 14 HCI Black. During the 2018-2019 season Julianna served as the assistant coach for Roots Volleyball’s top 14s team – 14 Under Armour. The previous season (2017-2018) Julianna served as the head coach for 14 HCI Black. 14 HCI Black had 3 top 10 finishes including a 1st place finish at Central Texas Power League #3. The previous season (2016-2017), Julianna led her team to 3 top ten finishes including a strong showing in the gold bracket at the Nike Mideast Qualifier in Indianapolis, Indiana. 14 HCI Black also competed at the AAU Girls’ Junior National tournament in Orlando, Florida.

Her 2013-2014 team, 16 Black, won Texas Fest and finished 3rd at the Nike Mideast National Qualifier in Indianapolis, Indiana. Juliana has coached 14-16s while at Roots Volleyball. She also coached the Junior Varsity volleyball team for Hyde Park Baptist High School for the 2013-2014 season.

Julianna is a 2004 graduate from Connelly High School in Austin, Texas, where she played volleyball for the Lady Cougars. She continued her career collegiately as a four-year starter at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, Tennessee. During her time at Tennessee, she was a member of the Dean’s List and earned All-Conference Tournament honors.

Julianna and Brad reside in Austin with their 5-year old daughter, Isabelle and 2-year old daughter, Zoe.  Julianna is entering her 11th season coaching with the Roots Volleyball family.

Julianna believes that through creating a positive learning environment she can push her players beyond what they believed they could accomplish on their own. This positive space cultivates learning leadership skills, conflict resolution, teamwork, and becoming contributing members of our community.