16 Pecan - Assistant Coach


Coach Fun Facts

  • Ran with the bulls in Spain
  • Has visited 49 states – all but Hawaii
  • Enjoys playing volleyball, cooking, and traveling
  • Favorite holiday is Christmas
  • Has a dog named Riley

Coach Bio

This season (2021-2022) Rachael Gravelin is the assistant coach for Roots Volleyball’s fifth 16s team – 16 Pecan.

Rachael Gravelin went to Michigan State University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations and Political Theory Constitutional Democracy. At MSU, she organized volleyball court times for former volleyball players. Rachael went to Texas State for her Master’s Degree in Secondary Education and currently teaches English at Pflugerville High School.

She is going into her tenth season as a volleyball coach — seven years as a club coach and six as a high school coach. Rachael coached at St. Joseph High School as the JV coach, Cedar Creek High School as the freshmen coach, and is currently coaching at Pflugerville High School as the JV coach and varsity assistant coach.

Rachael enjoys traveling abroad, going out on the lake, and cooking during her free time. Volleyball is a huge passion of hers. This will be Rachael’s 6th season coaching with the Roots Volleyball family.