This is Julie's first year coaching with Beach Wave. She has been playing and coaching all of her life as the sport is in her DNA. She played 8 years of club volleyball for Spirit Volleyball Club, the club that her family owned. She was the Varsity Captain for 2 years at West Shore Jr./Sr. High School while in middle school and the Varsity Captain for all 4 years of high school at MCC. She earned a college scholarship to Barry University where she contributed as a Setter and Defensive Specialist. Simultaneously she earned a Masters Degree in Sport Management where she wrote her dissertation on the triangular relationship between player, parent, and coach as it pertains to club volleyball. After college she began working in administration and coaching with Spirit Volleyball - this continued for 8 years until March of 2020 when Covid forced the club to stop operation. After the break in action, Julie decided to take a step back and focus solely on coaching again. She is very excited to contribute her knowledge with the girls on the 16 Elite Team!