Allen Joins Volleyball Staff
June 28, 2010
"We are very fortunate to have someone of Julie's caliber join our staff," Murphy said. "She is an experienced coach and recruiter and she brings a lot of positive energy to our staff.
Allen's main responsibilities will include working with the setters, scouting and assisting with recruiting.
Prior to Arkansas State, Allen spent two years as an assistant coach at Georgetown where she handled scouting, offseason recruiting and team development. She began her collegiate coaching career at Chico State where she assisted the with recruiting, travel and summer camps while leading the men's club team to a fifth-place finish at the national tournament.
Allen is a 2005 graduate of the NCAA Women's Coaches Academy, a program that provides skills training for coaches at all levels to assist them in being more efficient, productive, resourceful and successful. She also participated in the NCAA Women Coaches Academy Dimension 2 in 2007.
Allen received her Bachelors degree in Education with a concentration in social studies from the University of Portland where she was a four-year setter for the Pilots. She ranks fifth all-time in Pilots' history in career assists with 2,042.