18 Arete Head Coach
Alicia Roth enters 2019-2020 in her third season as Head Coach of the Wildcats and second season at The Diff. Roth also serves as Senior Woman Administrator and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee overseer for Johnson & Wales University (CO).
Prior to Johnson & Wales, Roth was serving as associate head coach at NCAA Division I, Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. As a member of the Demon’s coaching staff, she worked with the NSU setters and defensive specialists. Roth served as recruiting coordinator for Northwestern State as well as managed fundraising and travel.
Roth started her college coaching career as a graduate assistant for two seasons at Campbell University an NCAA Division I program in Buies Creek, North Carolina. As a graduate assistant, Roth expanded on her duties to assume many responsibilities of a full-time assistant and worked with the Camel’s defensive players.
Roth played collegiately at Samford University, where she was a four-year letterwinner and was named team captain in her senior season. While at Samford, Roth was a part of the first ever Southern Conference Championship for Samford Volleyball, and played in the 2011 NCAA Division I Volleyball Tournament. In 2013, Roth earned her Bachelor’s degree from Samford in Sports Administration and in 2015 completed her Masters of Education in Interdisciplinary Studies from Campbell University.
Roth comes from a coaching family and helped her father start a club in 2009 in southeast Michigan, called Oakland Elite Volleyball Club. Roth and her father started with 2 teams and in 3 years grew the club to upwards of 30 teams. She coached at Michigan Elite Volleyball Club during college and was the 18-1 Head Coach at Juggernaut Volleyball Club in Spring 2018. Roth has been a guest camp coach at many programs, including University of Georgia, Michigan State University, University of Wyoming, Regis University, Alamo Volleyball Club and TAV Houston. She now co-owns a sand volleyball training facility named The Lab in Arvada, CO. Roth is a USAV BCAP certified coach.