16 Mesquite - Assistant Coach
Coach Fun Facts
- Can write backwards
- Plays the guitar and ukulele
- Traveled to seven different countries
- Favorite holidays are Christmas and Bean Day (1/6)
- Been vegan for 2 years
This season (2020-2021) Haley Yu is the assistant coach for Roots Volleyball’s fourth 16s team – 16 Mesquite.
Haley was born in Lewisville, Texas and grew up in Cedar Park. She attended Vista Ridge High School and graduated in 2016. While a Lady Ranger she was a 6-rotation right side hitter (3 season letterman) and earned numerous accolades including Bi-District Champions (2013), Area Champions (2014), and District Honorable Mention (2015). Haley also earned honors for her work in the classroom including being a four-time member of the All-State Academic team. She also served as a Pep-rally emcee.
Haley is a Roots Volleyball alumnus and played 13U, 15U-18U as an outside, right side, and libero. She also made the USAV 2012 High Team Performance Championship Team in Des Moines, Iowa.
She continued her career collegiately at Southwestern University as an outside hitter (1 season). Haley appeared in 33/39 matches as a starting freshman
She saw a career high of 15 kills vs The University of Texas – Dallas at NCAA Regional Championships. Under her leadership the Lady Pirates advanced to Semi-Finals at NCAA Division National Championships in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Southwestern also broke a new record at #4 on AVCA voting polls her freshman season. Haley played an exhibition match against Shandong China National Team. She also excelled off the court earning SCAC Honor Roll recognition.
Following her time at Southwestern she transferred to Colorado State University in 2017 and gradated in fall 2019 with a B.S. in Business Marketing. Haley was a member of the Dean’s list her entire duration at Colorado State and graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors. While at CSU she continued to be heavily involved with volleyball as an intramural official and won the Women’s IM Volleyball Championship.
This will be Haley’s first season coaching with the Roots Volleyball family.