Justeen Patton Coulson was born in Tampa, Florida where she grew up playing volleyball for Tampa Bay Juniors volleyball club and Tampa Preparatory School. During her senior year of high school, she helped lead her squad to a class 2A state championship. She was selected to first team All-State, high school All-American honorable mention, and high school Fab 50. She was also a part of the USA High Performance Team and USA High Performance program for 3 years.
In college Coulson went on to help Barton County Community College win their first National Junior College Title in 2003. After playing for Barton, she transferred to the University of Iowa to continue playing volleyball in the Big Ten Conference, arguably the most competitive Division 1 conference in the country.
Upon graduation from Iowa, she returned to Florida and became the Director of Volleyball Operations for the University of South Florida, under head coach Claire Lessinger. After one season with the Bulls, Coulson moved to the University of Kansas as a Volunteer Assistant, under head coach Ray Bechard. From her rich experiences and successful background in volleyball, Coulson then led the Belton high school varsity volleyball team in Belton, Texas to three Bi-District Championships; the furthest Belton had gone as a 5A high school.
In 2011 Justeen Coulson started Team Six Volleyball Club in Southeast, Texas. In 2013 Coulson was the head volleyball coach at Nederland High School in Nederland, Texas. Fall of 2014 to Spring of 2016 Coulson was the Girls Athletic Coordinator and Head Volleyball Coach at East View High School in Georgetown, Texas. In the Summer of 2015 Team Six partnered with the highly successful organization Sports Performance Volleyball Club. Coulson has been working with Sports Performance since the Summer of 2014 and helping lead their setting camps. Coulson was the director in charge of training and Master Coach for all Team Six teams.
Coulson and her family reside in Tampa, FL. Coulson's middle sister, Jolene Shepardson is the head volleyball coach at San Jose State University in California. Coulson's oldest sister Janine is collegiate, club and high school volleyball official. Coulson's Mother Sandi is retired from coaching volleyball at the collegiate, high school, middle school and club level, most notable the former Head Volleyball Coach at University of Tampa before current Head Coach Chris Catanach. Coulson's father is retired from being the Athletic Director and Head Men's Basketball coach at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, FL.
"My daughter had not played much volleyball and barely understood the game before we found Justeen and Team Six Volleyball. Justeen gave her the training and encouragement needed to develop a deep understanding and love for the game. Justeen is an amazing coach who gave my daughter the best possible training she could receive in the area. As a former setter herself, she knows how to train and develop young players into successful athletes and young women. She is absolutely wonderful with very young players too - offering additional lessons, camps and clinics specifically geared towards those younger players.
My daughter earned a spot with Team Six Volleyball for a couple of years and had setting and sand lessons with Justeen for several years. Since then everyone who watches her play comments on how well she sets, and how "soft" her hands are when they touch the ball. When she decided she wanted to play at the next level, Justeen helped her with the recruiting process - giving insights, encouragement, recommendations, diretion, skill level assessments, and more. My daughter now plays for a Division 1 Volleyball program in the Big 12 and still uses the skills and endurance she learned from Justeen.
She is an amazing resource and talent with a love for the sport of volleyball second to none. If she's offering clinics, camps or lessons in your area - don't hesitate to sign up your child!" - Heather Boyer, Mother of Cadi Boyer who is currently playing volleyball at Texas Tech University