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Keanne Burt
Head Coach

Keanne Burt was named the fourth Head Coach of the UST volleyball program in May 2014. She enters the 2017 season with a 52-41 record at the helm of the Celts and a 28-13 Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) record.

Entering her fourth season as the Celts head volleyball coach, Burt has the team coming off a 17-16 overall record in 2016. The Celts who finished conference play with a 10-4 record, posted a second place finish in the regular season and, a third place finish in the RRAC tournament. All three season under Burt the Celts qualified for the tournament and finished as high as second place just missing out on a bid to the national tournament.

The Celts finished their 2016 season with eight RRAC post season selections and their second consecutive second place finish. Candace Grosjean was named back to back RRAC defensive player of the year, Grosjean and Alyzabeth Vincent were selected to the RRAC first Team All-Conference. Lauren Fernandez-Miller, Carissa Moran, and Sophie Rigaut were all named RRAC Second Team All-Conference. Dawn Walker garnered honorable mention and Emily Erwin was selected to the Champions of Character Team for the third consecutive season. Tylaniesha Goudeau earned RRAC All-Tournament selection.  The honors continued for Grosjean who was an All-Region selection and honorable mention All-American.

Academically, Ana Dominguez, Vincent, Grosjean, and Erwin were all named as 2016 Daktronics-NAIA Women’s Volleyball Scholar-Athletes.

In 2015, the Celts finished 17-12 overall and 11-3 in the Red River. Burt led UST to their first, second place finish in the RRAC, and second place tournament finish, as DaVette McCall was named Setter of the Year and Grosjean was named as RRAC defensive player of the year. Whitney Cornett, McCall and Grosjean were all named to the RRAC First Team All-Conference.  Kaitlynn Henson and Vincent both were named Second Team All-Conference, while Fernandez-Miller and Rigaut received Honorable Mention. Grosjean was selected to the Champions of Character Team as well as Erwin for her second consecutive season. Grosjean and Henson earned All-Tournament Selection.

In 2014, Burt brought the program back to a winning record at 18-13 on the season and 7-6 in the RRAC. The Celts finished fifth in regular season play with a fourth place finish in the RRAC Conference Tournament. Regina Trapp, Evon Welch and Cornett all received Second Team All-Conference. Erwin and Henson both received Champions of Character selections. Welch earned RRAC All-Tournament selection.

Prior to UST, Burt spent four years at Huffman Hargrave. During her time at Huffman, the Falcons volleyball program had their most successful season in the school’s history, advancing to the Regional Tournament. Under Burt’s leadership the Falcons received many accolades including District Selections, All-Area, All-Region, Academic All-State, selection to All-Star games, and top 10 rankings from TGCA. Earning a winning record of 52-16 in just two years Burt also received the All-Area and Southeast Texas Coach of the Year awards. Burt was also selected to coach in the SETCA All-Star game. Not only did the Huffman volleyball program excel on the court but the team also maintained a 3.5 GPA.

Burt, who earned her bachelor’s degree from UST in 2010, played three seasons for the Celts. As team captain and Libero, she helped lead the Celts to back to back Conference Championships and NAIA National Tournament appearances in 2008 and 2009. Burt was also selected to the 1st-Team All-Conference both championship seasons.

Burt resides in Huffman, TX with her husband Jarrod and their sons Hogan and Plamer.

 

Whitney Moffitt
Assistant Coach

Whitney Moffitt is entering her first season as an assistant coach for the Celts. Moffitt spent the last two seasons as an assistant coach for Lee College in Baytown, Texas. In addition to coaching, she took lead as the director of the 2016 NJCAA Region XIV Volleyball Tournament that was hosted in the Rebel’s arena. During her time with Lee College, Moffitt was also a graduate student at the University of Houston and recently graduated with a Master of Science in Hospitality Management with a focus in event and sports management. While combining class credit with a unique experience, Moffitt was selected by the NFL to be a personal liaison to Arthur Blank, Owner of the Atlanta Falcons, for Super Bowl LI in Houston, Texas.

Academically, Moffitt earned her Bachelor’s degree in 2016 from UST, majoring in Business Administration in Marketing with a minor in Economics. She was a middle blocker for the Celts and was named MVP in 2014. During her senior year, she was named 1st Team All-Conference, finished 2nd in the nation for blocks per set, and became the UST All-Time Blocks Leader per set and per season.

Prior to UST, Moffitt earned her associate’s degree from Lee College. Playing for the Lady Rebels, she was an integral part of the 2012-2013 seasons. Moffitt was named MVP her freshman year, 1st Team All-Conference and All-Region both seasons, and finished with .305 hitting efficiency. She was also a member of Phi Theta Kappa, the president of Alpha Beta Gamma, and recipient of the 2013 Presidential Honors Volleyball Award.

Moffitt resides in Mont Belvieu, Texas with her husband Jordan. She is a head coach and Director of Marketing for Xcel Volleyball Club.