11 Maple - Head Coach
- Her favorite assistant coach is her son Easton
- Has a gold medal in Juniors Beach Volleyball
- Favorite holidays are Halloween and Christmas
- Teaches AP Statistics
- Favorite books are The Hunger Games and Harry Potter
Next season (2020-2021), Marie Bruce will be the head coach for Roots Volleyball’s top 11s team – 11 Maple.
Marie Bruce was born and raised in Austin, Texas and was a 2004 graduate of John B. Connally High School, where she received 1st Team All-District honors as a sophomore and District MVP honors as a junior and senior. Marie was also a member of the All-Centex team. Marie won the Junior Olympic Gold in 16U Beach Volleyball in 2002. Marie continued her volleyball career at Southwestern University, where she received numerous All-Tournament and All-Conference awards during her time on the court. Her senior year she earned All-American recognition. Marie holds records at both Connally High School and Southwestern University.
From 2008-2010 she was an Event Director, running various volleyball tournaments and a club volleyball coach. She led her 2010 15s team to secure a bid to USAV Girls’ Junior Nationals and had a strong showing at the national tournament.
Marie began her high school teaching and coaching career at Cedar Ridge High School (2010-2012) where she was an assistant under Kim Fuller. Marie was then giving the opportunity to be the head coach at Austin High School (2012-2016), where she earned Coach of the Year honors her first season. Marie spent the 2016 season opening Glenn High School and building their volleyball program. She took a break from high school coaching to focus on her family and continues teaching math at Georgetown High School (2017-2021).
Marie currently resides in Austin with her 5-year old son, Easton. For the last several years Marie has been the 11 Black head coach, setting clinics led, and provides private lesson training for Roots Volleyball athletes. This is Marie’s 4th season coaching with the Roots Volleyball family.