Women’s Volleyball Head Coach
Carlos Huaroto-Luque is entering his 3rd season at the helm of the Florida National University volleyball program. Last season, FNU finished with an overall record of 30-8 (0.789) while being nationally ranked #1 in the USCAA polls & power rankings for the first time in school history. He helped lead the team to the program’s first national tournament appearance and finished third. Three players were named USCAA & AVCA All-Americans; Silvia Galeano, Thalia Torres, Bianca Baez. The program also saw five players named to the National All-Academic team and Thalia Torres was selected as a member of the USCAA national all-tournament team. Huaroto-Luque was named USCAA National Coach of the Year and earned the 2017 AVCA Thirty Under 30 Award.
Following graduation from Miami Dade College, Huaroto-Luque spent three seasons as an assistant coach under head coach Julie Doan Kurenuma at Westminster Christian School in Miami, FL. During his stint at WCS, the warriors made the Florida High School State Tournament three consecutive years. In 2011, they finished in the semi-finals, 2012 they ended as state runner-ups, and in 2013 they “finished strong” as Florida High School Girls Volleyball State Champions.
Prior to coming to FNU, Huaroto-Luque graduated from Miami Dade College in 2010 with a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Mathematics. He worked as a math and physical education teacher at Keys Gate Charter High and G. Holmes Braddock. He has also coached six years at Miami Elite, one of the top volleyball club programs in South Florida. In the 2014-2015 club season, his 15 and under team finished as one of the top 10 teams in the state.
Carlos and his wife, Jenny, have been married for 1 year.