Jen and Sydney have a combined 18 years coaching experience. Texas 512 volleyball club is focused on improving ones volleyball I.Q., enhancing the athletes skills and help everyone be valuable team players. Jen Christian Anderson Founder of Texas 512 Volleyball Club
To provide high level training in a motivated and competitive atmosphere that can challenge each athletes limits and give them the tools they need to grow from those challenges to succeed in sport and in life.
Jen Christian Anderson
Founder of Texas 512 Volleyball Club
Jen is entering her 11th year of her coaching career. She is currently the Varsity Volleyball Coach at Summit Christian Academy. Prior to Summit she was the Associate Head Volleyball Coach at St. Stephens Episcopal School where she has helped the Spartans claim 3 out of their 4 SPC titles. Jen spent 6 years coaching for different clubs and age groups in the Austin area including Alii Volleyball Club and Austin Juniors. While at Austin Juniors she helped coach the 17’ Cedar Park team qualify for Junior Nationals at the USA division.
In 2012 Jen was an Assistant Coach at North Carolina State University where she helped guide the Wolfpack to the NCAA tournament for the first time in 27 years.
Collegiately, Jen was a four-year letter winner at the University of Texas as an outside hitter. While there, the Longhorns made the sweet 16 and the Elite 8 in NCAA tournament and claimed a Big XII Championship in 2007. Jen currently holds the ace record for most aces in a three game match (8).
During her time on The 40 Acres, Jen majored in Kinesiology and minored in Educational Psychology that lead her into coaching.
Jen attended Gilbert High School in Gilbert Arizona where she won a 5A State Title, was named Arizona Gatorade Player of the year, Region and State Player of the Year, as well as First Team All State and First Team All Region Honors.
Jen and her husband Shane run Texas 512 Volleyball Club and have a 3 year old son named Callum.
Director of Athlete Development
Sydney a four year letter winner for the University of Texas Longhorn Volleyball team and a three year captain. Under her leadership, Texas claimed 3 Big XII Championships and made three consecutive Final Four appearances. Originally from Honolulu, Sydney was considered very undersized and had to work very heard to get the attention of college coaches. Sydney started playing club volleyball at the age of 12 and through her junior career claimed 1 gold, 2 silver, and 1 bronze medal at Junior Nationals. Sydney was also a member of the USA Girls Youth National team from 2008-2010 and earned a gold medal and Best Libero honors at the 2008 Norceca Championships. Sydney played high school volleyball for Punahou School, named ‘best athletic high school’ in the nation in 2008 and 2009. She won one state championship her time there and two first team all-state honors. Off the court, Sydney earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology and will graduate with a Doctorate of Pharmacy at The University of Texas college of Pharmacy in May of 2018. Sydney has extensive experience with coaching volleyball. This will be her 8th year coaching club and her 9th year providing private training. She knows what it looks like to train and win at the highest of level and will bring that to Texas 512 Volleyball Club.
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! #buildingcommunity #wearetx512