Lions 12-1 Chicago volleyball club
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Coach: Julie Heatherly
Lions Juniors 12-1/13-1/Youth and Lesson Coordinator
I grew up playing volleyball in Western Springs. I played 4 years of HS volleyball at Lyons Township as an outside hitter and setter and went on to play and start for 4 years at Troy University, a D1 school in Troy, AL.
I have my undergraduate degree in business and my graduate degree in elementary education.
This is my 17th season here at Lions Juniors. I have coached all age groups, including the volley tots, and the 12’s-17’s. I was the student assistant at Troy University after I finished my 4 years of playing and then went on to work as the graduate assistant at The University of Illinois-Chicago. Following college, I coached high school at Immaculate Heart of Mary and Nazareth Academy for several years.
On top of coaching our 12-1 team, I run and coordinate our lesson program for 1st Alliance/Lions Jrs, which has grown to over 300 players.
Finally, I assist our 13-1 team whenever I am not with our 12’s.
Volleyball is my passion and I love sharing that passion with all of our players here at Lions Jrs. and 1st Alliance!