Recruiting Director, Volleyball Coach and Part Owner of FAST Complex, Home of Houston Juniors VBC.
Kara is entering year 18 of coaching club volleyball. She started her club coaching career in 2002 with her club career alum, Texas Tornados VBC, in Cypress, Texas. In 2010, Kara made the move to Houston Juniors VBC, to help continue to run the oldest club in the City of Houston. In 2010, Houston Juniors went from 4 teams to 27 teams. Over the course of the last 8 years, Houston Juniors has grown to be one of the largest and most successful clubs not only in Texas, but in the Country.
Her personal successes include 16 straight trips to the Junior National Championships; earning medals at national qualifiers as well as the Junior National and AAU Championships. In 2006 her team earned a Bronze Medal in the 14 National Division. In 2012 and 2013 her team earned a Silver Medal and Bronze Medal in the 14 USA Division. During the 2008 AAU National Championships in Orlando her team earned a Bronze Medal in 14 Open as well as 2 of her players were selected to the All-American 14 Open Team. She has had an opportunity to coach with the USA Volleyball HP A2 Program as a Head Coach as well as a Head Coach for the Lone Star Regional High Performance Program.
As a Recruiting Director, she has developed relationships and gained knowledge of the wants and needs for college athletic programs from all levels. Her passion and drive to make sure both players/parents and college coaches are put in the best positions to be successful. Previous successes are securing 98% of each senior class into the next level of their volleyball careers.
Born November, 24, 1980, Pratt attended Blinn College and Texas A&M Kingsville to further her education and collegiate volleyball career. Kara and her husband, Thomas, have two daughters (Alexis & Mia) and a son (Jaxon) and reside in La Marque, Texas.