We’ve got an awesome coaching staff at Texas 512 Volleyball Club! Both Coach Jen and Coach Sydney played volleyball at the University of Texas and haven’t been able to shake this great city since!
Jen Christian Anderson
Jen is entering her 9th year of coaching. She was recently appointed as a coach of Summit Christian Academy. With so much experience coaching and playing the game, Jen brings a unique light in her coaching style. Despite her natural physical gifts, it is her meticulous in approach and attention to detail that made her such a good volleyball player. This transitions well into her coaching style as she is able to point out small changes that can help players grow and develop.
Jen and her husband Shane run Texas 512 Volleyball Club and have a 2 year old son, Callum.
- Head Coach of Summit Christian Academy.
- Former Associate Head Coach, St. Stephens Episcopal School.
- Led team to 3 SPC titles.
- Assistant Coach at North Carolina State University.
- Helped team to their first NCAA berth in 27 years.
- Jen was a 4-year letter winner at the University of Texas (UT) as an outside hitter.
- During her time the Longhorns made the Sweet 16 and the Elite 8 as well as claimed a BIG XII Championship Title.
- Currently holds the record for most aces in a 3-game match (8) in UT history.
- Arizona High School Gatorade Player of the Year 2003
Director of Player Development
Sydney is entering her 6th year coaching, following a stellar 4-year career at University of Texas where she captained the team.
Originally from Honolulu, Sydney was considered undersized and had to work very hard to get the attention of college coaches. She started playing club volleyball at the age of 12, and used that as motivation to get to where she is today. By virtue of her stature she had to work on flawless technique which holds her in good stead as a coach. As the Director of Development Sydney is here to oversee the growth of all players, and offer useful tidbits to help players improve. She knows what it takes to train and win at the highest levels, and will bring that knowledge to Texas 512 Volleyball Club.
Off the court, Sydney earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology and is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Pharmacy at The University of Texas College of Pharmacy.
- 4x Letter winner at University of Texas
- During her time UT claimed 3 BIG XII championships and made 3 consecutive FINAL FOUR appearances.
- Member of USA Girls Youth National Team from 2008-2010.
- Earned a Gold medal and Best Libero honors at the 2008 Norceca Championships.
- 2009 Hawaii State Champion
- 2x First Team all-Hawaii at Punahou School.
Avery attended Bowie High School where she was both an outside hitter and a libero. After graduating in 2010, Avery continued her volleyball career at Lee College on a full scholarship and earned All American accolades. Avery graduated magna cum laude from Lee College with an Associate of Science degree in Natural Science in. She then transferred to the University of Arkansas to complete her Junior and Senior year and collegiate eligibility on the Razorback volleyball team. During her time at Arkansas, the Razorbacks appeared twice in the NCAA tournament. Avery went on to graduate in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Biology and Business. Avery has hopes of going to Medical School within the next few years. She plans on bringing her knowledge as a D1 player and passion for the sport to every team and individual she coaches.
We are excited to add Laura Blab to the Texas 512 family. Laura is a local product and has been in love with the game since 3rd grade. Laura was named first team all-state and district MVP as a senior and led Wimberley to a Texas 3A state runner-up finish in 2010 and semi-final appearance in 2009 . She was named to the Division I Texas All Star team as chosen by the Texas Girls Coaches Association. Laura attended North Carolina State University from 2011-2013. While there, she helped lead the Wolfpack to schools first NCAA tournament appearance in over 3 decades. In 2014 Laura transferred to the University of Louisville. There she recorded 15 kills and defeated No. 12 Minnesota at the ACC/Big Ten season opener.
Having played for two different universities, she has had the opportunity to learn from many amazing coaches and helped her learn the fundamentals of what makes a great team. She is excited to pass along her knowledge, experiences, and love for the game to every player she coaches.
We’re thrilled to add Jennifer Todd to our Texas 512 family!
Starting her volleyball career in 9th grade didn’t hold Jenn Todd back from leading Green Valley High School to a State Championship and earning Nevada State Gatorade Player of the year honors. She went on to start her collegiate career in the Pac 10 at Washington State University where she played for two years before departing for The University of Texas to compete for her final two college seasons. While at Texas, Todd was name the Preseason Newcomer of the Year in 2005.
After finishing up her collegiate career, Todd moved on to pursue international competition in Europe. Starting her career at VC Kanti Schaffhausen (Switzerland) jn 2007, Todd helped her team earn a second-place finish and the opportunity to compete in the CEV Cup. In her second season she moved to France, signing with Terville Florange Olympique (France) for the 2008-2009 season, before joining Istres Ouest Provence in 2009-2010. After two years in France, Todd signed with Club Volebiol Haro in the Spanish Superliga, before ending her career with Rote Raben Vilsbiburg earning second place finishes for each respective club, and a silver medal in the German Cup with Rote Raben and one final opportunity to compete in the CEV Cup.
With 5 years of professional volleyball competition under her belt, Todd moved back to the US and pursued a career in education in New York City. She worked for 4 years in one of the state’s top performing charter school networks all while earning a dual Master’s Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. Todd left her National Blue Ribbon Elementary School to return to Austin where she is currently working for another charter school teaching 2nd grade English to bilingual students.
What a great role model Jenn will be for our young players! #buildingcommunity #wearetx512
We are excited to add Courtney Reiman to our Texas 512 family. Originally from Omaha Nebraska, Courtney recently relocated to Austin and has quickly fallen in love with our great city!
Courtney played as an outside hitter, middle blocker, and right side hitter for Nebraska Elite Volleyball Club and Bennington High School. During her club career she led her team to the Junior Nationals every year and was awarded MVP her 16’s, 17’s, and 18’s seasons. At Bennington, Courtney earned All-Conference honors both her junior and senior year. She went on to be a student-athlete at North Carolina State University as both a middle blocker and a right side attacker. While there, she helped lead the Wolfpack to the schools first NCAA tournament appearance in over 3 decades. Courtney graduated in 2015 with a major in Textile Technology, and Biotechnology, and was also a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. Courtney has coached at several clubs in both Nebraska and North Carolina, as well as college volleyball camps.
We’re thrilled you’re joining us Court!
Shane has been working in the fitness industry for over 15 years. Following a basketball career at Wayland Baptist University Shane went on to earn his bachelors degree in Sports and Exercise Science from West Texas A&M in 1999. He is currently working as a Strength Coach at Wild Basin Fitness and is a Business Development Manager for Fit Supply.
- Certificate American Council of Exercise
- Performance Enhancement Specialist Certification National Association of Sports Medicine
- Member National Strength and Conditioning Association