Student-athletes gather for the annual Welcome Back Dinner
Julie Hermann is in her 16th year in athletic administration at UofL, currently serving as Executive Senior Associate Athletic Director.
Hermann's primary responsibilities are supervising 20 sports (women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, field hockey, men's and women's golf, lacrosse, rowing, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's swimming and diving, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's track and field, and volleyball), Student Development, Sports Medicine, Strength and Conditioning, Marketing, Development and the Olga Peers Academic unit, as well as serving as senior woman administrator.
Hermann has served on many community boards, including Frazier Rehab Institute, Metro Parks, Women 4 Women, YMCA, the Louisville Sports Commission, the Kentucky Sports Commission, the Commission on the Status of Women and the Center for Women and Families. She has served on numerous conference committees, the AVCA Hall of Fame selection committee and is the former chair of the NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Committee. She currently serves as president of the National Association of Collegiate Women's Administrators and on the Wade Trophy Selection Committee for the WBCA.
Actively involved in the Louisville community, Hermann was named a 2008 Woman of Distinction by the Center for Women and Families, a 2004 Ladies of Leadership award winner from the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation, the 2006 Heart of the Community award presented by Women4Women, and in 2008 she received the Mary Kay Bonsteel Tachau Gender Equity Award from UofL.
Prior to joining the UofL staff, she spent one year as an assistant coach for USA Volleyball, helping the National Team to a silver medal finish at the World University Games in 1997. Before joining the National Team, Hermann served as the head women's volleyball coach at the University of Tennessee for six seasons. Under her watch, the Lady Vol volleyball squad improved more than 150 places in the ratings percentage index (RPI) and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in a decade.
Prior to her time at Tennessee, Hermann spent one season at Northern Arizona where she was hired by current UofL AD Tom Jurich. Hermann earned the top post at NAU following two seasons as an assistant at the University of Georgia, where she helped restore the Bulldogs program to national status. Georgia recorded a 70-16 mark in her two years and earned a spot in the Top 20.
Hermann opened her collegiate coaching career at Wyoming where she spent two years helping the Cowgirls to the NCAA Tournament and a final eight finish.
As a student-athlete, Hermann was an All-Big Eight volleyball player at the University of Nebraska from 1981-84 as the Huskers won four conference championships, four tournament championships, appeared in four consecutive NCAA Tournaments and earned a pair of top five finishes. She was honored as the FCA College Athlete of the Year and was an FCA national platform speaker.