ROB TALIAFERRO

Technical Director (13U-15U), Director of Programming

Rob

Director 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)

Director Bio

Rob Taliaferro has been coaching at Roots Volleyball for 8 seasons and will oversee technical directing for the 13U-15U age groups, putting a lot of focus on the development of those age groups as they move through middle school and into high school. She will be working with all coaches in these age groups to get our players on track for success.

This season (2022-2023) Rob Taliaferro is the head coach for Roots Volleyball’s top 15s team – 15 Green. Last season (2021-2022) Rob Taliaferro 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 is also the Junior Varsity volleyball coach at Hyde Park High School. This is Rob’s 9th season coaching with the Roots Volleyball family. This is also Rob’s first season full-time with Roots Volleyball as a Technical Director and Program Director.