UST Volleyball Camps
Head CoachKeanne Burt
Keanne Burt will begin her first season as the head coach at the University of St. Thomas for the 2014 season. As an alumna and former Celt, she brings a wealth of experience and tradition back to the UST Volleyball Program.
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 seasons. Upon her completion of her Education Degree, Burt moved on to continue to pursue her passion of volleyball at Hargrave High School, in Huffman, Texas.
During her time at Huffman, the Lady Falcons volleyball program had their most successful season in the school’s history, advancing to the Regional Tournament. Under Coach Burt’s leadership the Lady 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 in June. Not only did the Huffman volleyball program excel on the court but the team also maintained a 3.5 GPA. Burt attributes her success at Huffman to the “Team First” philosophy. Burt believes that creating a team first culture is the key to a successful program and she hopes to bring this mentality back to UST.
Burt resides in Humble, Texas, with her husband, Jarrod Burt.
Assistant CoachMary Ann Shaw
The University of St. Thomas welcomes another volleyball alumna as the Celts begin the 2014-2015 season. Mary Ann Shaw ’08 will join Keanne Burt ’10 as the assistant coach for the women’s volleyball team.
Shaw, a New Caney High School graduate, transferred to UST after completing her Associate’s Degree in Business Administration at Lee College and leading the Lady Rebels to the Division I NJCAA Regional Tournament. As the team captain throughout the ’06 and ’07 seasons, Shaw was a part of building the Celt’s volleyball program from the ground up and is very excited to be a part of the UST community again.
Shaw followed Burt from Hargrave High School, where she helped lead the Lady Falcons to their first Regional Tournament appearance. “It was an easy decision for me to follow Keanne and assist her at UST. As teammates in ‘07, we worked well together, but as coaches, we have an exceptional partnership. We both have such a vested interest in growing this program that it makes this season that much more exciting.”