Julie Shaw – University of Laverne
Expertise: Team diversity, team building, transitioning from assistant to head coach
- Former women’s assistant basketball coach for Gonzaga University.
- Spent two seasons with Gonzaga, which led to an NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen opportunity in the 2011-12 season and a WCC win in 2012-13.
- Was a four-year letter winner for UC Riverside.
- Was named 2001-02 All-Big West Honorable mention selection and a member of the 2002 Big West All-Tournament Team.
- In her first year with La Verne she led Lindsey Foster to an All-SCIAC First Team.
Celia on Julie:
“When Julie came to the NCAA Women Coaches Academy I knew she was something special, and boy was I right! Julie has experience as a D I assistant basketball coach and has successfully made the transition to a head coach. Julie understands what assistants struggle with and how scary it can be to make that leap to the role of head coach. She also has a powerful story that fuels her passion for teaching diversity and team building. I am excited to have Julie and all she has to offer as a member of our faculty.”