17UA Blue - Head Coach
Coach Fun Facts
- Enjoys working out, scrapbooking, and playing volleyball
- Loves adult coloring books
- Favorite food is Chicken Cordon Bleu
- Enjoys reading sports performance and nutrition books
- Favorite movie is Remember the Titans
This season (2021-2022) Nicole Hajka is the head coach for Roots Volleyball’s second 17s team – 17 Under Armour Blue.
Nicole was born in Colorado and attended Seven Lakes High School in Katy, Texas. She was the 2005 MVP of Seven Lakes High School and played for Southwest Juniors Volleyball Club (12-15s). In 2006, she led her club team to a 13th place finish at the USAV Girls’ Junior National tournament. Her family relocated to Austin, and she finished out high school as a Vista Ridge Lady Ranger, where she served as her team’s captain (2007). She earned numerous accolades including Second Team All-Distinct honors (2007), First Team All-District honors (2008), Vista Ridge MVP honors (2008), and was a member of the Dazzling Dozen (2008). She led the Lady Rangers to the State Quarter Finals in 2007. She was also a pivotal member of her club’s National Championship team in 2008. Nicole played her 18s season with Roots Volleyball and continued to see success.
Nicole continued her collegiate career at Northwestern State University as an outside and right-side hitter. She was also a member of the Lady Demon’s track and field team for one season as a high jumper. Nicole served as a graduate assistant for the Northwestern University Strength and Conditioning program for two years. She graduated in December of 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Last season Nicole served as the head coach for 15 Under Armour Green. Under her guidance they qualified for the Tour of Texas, earned numerous medals, and had a strong 5th place finish at USAV Girls’ Junior Nationals (Patriot) in Las Vegas, Nevada (2020-2021). The previous three seasons (2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020) Nicole served as the head coach for 16 Black. Prior to 16 Black, she head coached one 15U season, one 14U season, and two 17U seasons. Nicole earned Roots Volleyball’s 2018-2019 Head Coach of the Year honors for her outstanding work and leadership.
Nicole and her fiancé, Trevor, reside in Austin with their dog, Kai. She works in HR for Texas ProTax. Nicole is CPR and AED certified. This is Nicole’s 8th season coaching with the Roots Volleyball family.