Name and Team: Danielle Barcenas, 12 Black
“Day Job”: College Park Biology teacher, Varsity Assistant V-ball Coach, and Assistant Girl’s Soccer Coach
Volleyball-related/Coaching Accomplishments: Played in the NJCAA National Tournament, Academic All-American, All-State Team – Illinois, Won the Lone Star Qualifier (as a coach)
About Coach Danielle
Tell me about your family. Husband – Andres Barcenas (Coach Dre) – married 8 years, 2 girls (Adileigh (4yrs) and Ariana (7months)
What advice would you give to volleyball players? Play collegiate volleyball, at any level, because I have never met one player that has quit that does not regret it in some way.
What college did you attend? Did you play a collegiate sport? Lake Land College and University of Illinois @ Springfield (played vball at both) then Master’s at University of Houston – Clear Lake
What is something you’re good at outside of volleyball? All sports, except anything involving swimming
Do you have a college degree? What was your field of study? Master’s degree in Environmental Biology
What would your friends say are your 2 biggest strengths and two biggest weaknesses, and why? Organization and taking initiative – strengths, Weaknesses are free food and not taking time off or spending enough time on myself
Why did you choose to coach at TAV Houston?
The most knowledgeable coaches in the area coach here.