Hillary Speer Starnes, born and raised in Jonesboro. I played for 10 years in the Arkansas Juniors program as a setter and had my jersey retired for being the first 10 year player starting at the age of 8. I graduated from Jonesboro Public Schools, received my Bachelors in Business Administration and my Masters in Public Administration from Arkansas State University. I am married and have two spoiled dogs. My husband is a Jonesboro Police Officer and I am a grant writer for the City of Jonesboro.
I wanted to give back to the AJ program and teach my beloved sport of volleyball. I made so many memories and lifelong friends and I am excited to see the next generation enjoy it as much as I did, plus I get to coach my niece.