Rob Taliaferro

15-4 Mesquite - Head Coach


Coach Fun Facts

  • 947th in line to the British Royal throne
  • Plant-lady, cat mom, and nap enthusiast
  • Former roadie for Led Zeppelin
  • Reads a book a week
  • Hula hoop champion – 1997 summer camp

  Head Coach of the Year (2019-2020)

Coach Bio

This season (2023-2024) Rob Taliaferro is the head coach for Roots Volleyball’s fourth 15s team – 15-4 Mesquite.

Last season (2022-2023) Rob was the head coach for 151 Green . The previous season (2021-2022) Rob was the head coach for 15 Under Armour Green, 17 Maple, and 14 Hickory. She obviously spent numerous hours in the gym with her three teams and saw tremendous player growth and team successes. Rob’s led her 2020-2021 team (15 Under Armour Blue) to an impressive 5th place finish at the Big South National Qualifier in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2019-2020, Rob served as the head coach for 15 Black and the assistant coach for 17 Under Armour. Previously Rob served as the head coach for 14 HCI Black and the head coach for 16 HCI Black (2018-2019); head coach for 16 Black and the assistant coach for 13 Black (2017-2018); head coach for 15 Black (2016-2017); and head coach for 15 Black (2015-2016). Under  her guidance her teams have earned numerous medals in competitive play throughout the nation.

Rob was a four-year starter for McCallum High School and played 6 years of club volleyball for AIM and Austin Metro. Taliaferro attended college at the University of North Texas, where she played and coached for the University of North Texas Women’s Club Team. While earning her degree, Rob served as the assistant coach for Denton High School varsity volleyball team. She left Denton and returned to Austin in 2010 to finish her degree. Taliaferro graduated from Texas State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management and a minor in Sports Psychology.

Rob recently came on full-time with Roots Volleyball as a Technical Director and Program Director.  She is also the Junior Varsity volleyball coach at Hyde Park High School. This is Rob’s 10th season coaching with the Roots Volleyball family.