Director Fun Facts
- Has a bb pellet in her right foot
- Loves organizing and labels everything
- Favorite movie is Die Hard
- Has totaled two cars
- Loves the Houston Astros
Heather Anderson has coached for Roots Volleyball for the past 15 seasons and served as a Director for the past 8 seasons. This season she will be taking a year off from coaching to solely focus on continuing to build the Roots Volleyball program.
Last season (2021-2022) Heather served as the head coach for Roots Volleyball’s 2nd 15s team – 15UA Blue and Roots Volleyball’s 7th 14s team – 14 Oak. The previous season (2020-2021) she joined the postseason staff for 17 Under Armour Green who secured a 5th place finish at USAV Girls’ Junior Nationals (American division). This previous season (2019-2020) Heather served as the head coach for 14 Under Armour whose season was cut short because of the COVID-19 suspension following a 10-2 finish at the Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier. (2018-2019) Anderson served as the head coach for 15 Under Armour. Under her leadership her team qualified for the Tour of Texas and USAV Girls’ Junior National Championship (American division) in Indianapolis, Indiana, where they finished in the top half of the tournament. The previous season (2017-2018), Anderson was the head coach for 18 Under Armour, who narrowly missed qualifying for USAV Junior Nationals at the Lone Star Classic Qualifier (5th place – USA division). The season before she served as the head coach for 18 Under Armour and the head coach for 16 White (2016-2017).
Her 2015-2016 team, 16 Green, qualified for the Tour of Texas by going undefeated in their 8 matches played and finished 5th out of the top 24 teams in the state of Texas at the Tour of Texas Finals (prequalified for the 2016-2017 season). 16 Green finished 5th at the Windy City Qualifier (USA division) in Chicago, Illinois and secured their bid with a 2nd place finish at the Show Me Qualifier (USA bid) in Kansas City, Missouri. 16 Green finished in 11th place (USA division) at the USAV Girls’ Junior National Championship in Indianapolis, Indiana. Anderson also served as the assistant coach for Texas Eclipse’s top 18s team – 18 Green. 18 Green qualified for USAV Girls’ Junior National Championship early in the season at the Northern Lights Qualifier (USA bid) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They finished 19th at the USAV Girls’ Junior National Championship in Indianapolis, Indiana (USA division).
Anderson’s 2014-2015 team, 16 Green, narrowly missed qualifying at the Pacific Northwest Qualifier (American division) with a 3rd place finish in Spokane, Washington. Her 2012-2013 team, 16 Green, finished 11th at Junior Nationals (National division); finished 1st at Lone Star Regionals (National bid); finished 1st at Lone Star National Qualifier (USA bid); and qualified for the Tour of Texas (prequalified for the 2013-2014 season). She also served as 13 Green’s assistant coach. 13 Green finished 3rd at Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier (USA division), qualified for the Tour of Texas, and prequalified for the following season (2013-2014).
She led her 2011-2012 team, 17 Green, to an 18th place finish at Junior Nationals (American division); finished 1st at Lone Star National Qualifier (American bid), finished 3rd at Colorado Crossroads National Qualifier (American division); and qualified for the Tour of Texas. Anderson’s 2010-2011 team, 16 Green narrowly missed qualifying for JOs with a 2nd place finish at Pacific Northwest Qualifier (American division). Her 2009-2010 team, 16 Green, qualified for USAV Girls’ Junior National Championship (American division) at the Lone Star Regionals tournament and had a top 25 finish.
Anderson has made three appearances at the AAU Girls’ Junior National Volleyball Championship (2010-2011, 2014-2015, and 2021-2022) and seven coaching appearances at the USAV Girls’ Junior National Championship (2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, two in 2015-2016, 2018-2019, and 2020-2021).
Anderson was a 4-year starter for Louisiana Tech University (2001-2005). At LTU she was voted team captain, team MVP, team top defensive player, and was the Student Athletic Committee representative. She also earned honors as a four-year member of the WAC Academic All-Conference team. During her senior season as LTU’s libero, Anderson re-broke her previously set school record for digs per game in a single season and continues to hold that title. She is also currently third in career digs per game and fourth in total career digs. In 2010, she was one of the six players named to LTU’s All-Decade Team (2000-2010). Anderson graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a Bachelor of Arts in English. Previously, Anderson attended Waxahachie High School in Waxahachie, Texas. During her senior year as the Lady Indian’s starting outside hitter, she led her team to the Texas Regional Semi-Finals and was named the District 10-4A MVP. She also served as her team captain and earned team top hitter and team MVP honors.
Anderson is entering her 17th season coaching volleyball. Before joining Roots Volleyball, Anderson coached two seasons for Ellis County Juniors (Waxahachie, Texas) and one season for Impact Volleyball Club (Nashville, Tennessee). This will be her 16th season with the Roots Volleyball family and her 9th season working full time for Roots Volleyball as a Director. Heather and Aaron currently reside in Leander with their dog, Rocky.