Julia Shipton named Northwestern women basketball coach – Sports activities actions – GoErie.com


Former Widespread McLane, Behrend standout participant — beforehand Julia Myers — takes over for Sundberg.

Julia Shipton, beforehand Myers, was a part of a historic run of back-to-back District 10 basketball championships at Widespread McLane throughout the late 2000s.

She is attempting to hold that success down the road to Northwestern this winter.

Shipton was named the model new head coach of the Wildcats’ women basketball group on Monday evening time.

“I am very keen about taking the lead of the Northwestern women basketball program,” Shipton said. “Over the earlier season, I’ve found masses about this method from coach (Karen) Sundberg as her assistant coach. I am wanting to implement my very personal instructing varieties as the head coach. I am excited to work with our big group of seniors and share my enthusiasm for the game I actually like with them.”

Shipton was a captain and standout for McLane all through the 2007-08 and 2008-09 D-10 championship seasons sooner than heading to Penn State Behrend. She gained quite a few awards with the Lions, and left as a result of the second-leading rebounder in program historic previous.

She didn’t wait prolonged to get into instructing as she spent her fifth 12 months at Behrend, whereas ending a second diploma, as an assistant beneath coach Roz Fornari.

Shipton moreover coached Maplewood sooner than heading to Northwestern, the place she is a math coach.

Shipton was accepted as the women coach, and William Gadson was accepted to return once more as a result of the Northwestern boys basketball coach on the school board meeting.

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