14-3 Maple - Head Coach


Coach Fun Facts

  • Won a new car on a scratch off ticket
  • Loves the Chicago Cubs
  • Has 500+ gallons of aquariums
  • Awarded “Young Engineer of the Year 2009”
  • Completed 3 marathons and 6 RAGBRAIs

2022-2023 Team of the Year (14 Maple)

2019-2020 Team of the Year (14 Maple)

2016-2017 Team of the Year (14 White)

2015-2016 Coach of the Year



Coach Bio

This season (2024-2025) Kelly Hurych is the head coach for Roots Volleyball’s third 14s team – 14-3 Maple.

Last season (2023-2024) Kelly was the head coach for Roots Volleyball’s third 14s team – 14-3 Maple. They finished in the top 10 in seven of their outings and earned 3 medals in competitive play. The previous season (2022-2023) Kelly was the head coach for Roots Volleyball’s third 14s team – 14 Maple. They went 42-8, winning 81% of their matches and was the highest winning percentage in the club. The team medaled in 8 of 9 tournaments (3 gold, 1 silver, 4 bronze). They were the first ever regional team from our club to travel and compete in the postseason at AAU Nationals in Orlando. They were also awarded the Roots 2022-2023 Team of the Year honors. The last two seasons (2021-2022, 2020-2021), Kelly was the head coach for 14 Maple.

Previously (2019-2020) Kelly Hurych served as the head coach for Roots Volleyball’s team – 14 White.  This team was awarded the Team of the Year honors for their tireless dedication that led to great overall improvement throughout the season.  Kelly’s 14 White (2016-2017) team received Roots Volleyball/Texas Eclipse Volleyball Team of the Year honors as well. Their hard work produced a number of accolades throughout the season. 14 White had the highest winning percentage of all Eclipse Volleyball teams; finished the season with 41 wins, including 2 gold, 1 silver, and 3 bronze medals; and were Central Texas Power League Co-Champions. Kelly was awarded the inaugural Texas Eclipse Volleyball Coach of the Year honors in 2015-2016.

Kelly is committed to creating an environment of learning and improving volleyball skills, team building, as well as communication both on and off the court. Originally from Iowa, Kelly earned four varsity letters in high school volleyball as a setter.  She went on to play setter/defensive specialist at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Indiana. As a freshman, she was a member of the inaugural women’s volleyball team. During her senior season, she broke the school record for digs per match with 44 (4 sets). She also competed as an NCAA Division III student-athlete in tennis and track and field. Kelly received her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and immediately moved to the Austin-area. She continued to play volleyball joining USAV Adult Volleyball teams and competed in Co-ed Nationals in Austin, Texas in 2005.

Kelly is currently licensed as a Professional Engineer in the state of Texas. She was presented the Texas Society of Professional Engineers Young Engineer of the Year award in 2009.  She started her own consulting firm later the same year.  Kelly is married and currently resides in Dale, Texas. She and her husband, David, are proud parents of their son, Drake.

In her spare time, Kelly enjoys watching and participating in all sports, particularly running, biking, volleyball, tennis, and ping pong.  Austin City Limits Music Festival is one of her favorite annual traditions.  Kelly has completed three marathons and six RAGBRAI’s.  She thoroughly enjoys spending time with her family and friends and cheering on her beloved Chicago Cubs.

This will be Kelly’s 14th season coaching with the Roots Volleyball family.