Julie Plant Joins UMass Lowell Staff As Assistant Coach

UMass Lowell Women’s Basketball Head Coach Jenerrie Harris has announced the hiring of Julie Plant, as the program’s new assistant coach.

Plant comes to Lowell after spending the past four years as the head coach at Saint Anselm College, posting a 61-49 record, including a NCAA Tournament birth in 2016, the program’s first in 17 years.

“It is my pleasure to announce the addition of Julie Plant to our UMass Lowell women’s basketball program,” commented Harris. “Julie has an energy and passion for the game that is genuine and enthusiastic. From the moment Julie stepped on campus, she displayed an impressive knowledge about the program, school and city. Her preparedness throughout the process let us all know her desire to truly be a part of the River Hawk family. Julie is a seasoned coach that is joining the program at the right time, and has proven herself as a knowledgeable recruiter and on-court coach.”

While in Manchester, Plant coordinated the recruitment of a NE-10 Rookie of the Year, All-Conference First Team and Second Team selections and numerous NE-10 All-Rookie Team honorees. The 2016-17 squad finished 19-10, the most wins since 1999.

“I feel so blessed and honored for the opportunity to join the River Hawk women’s basketball Family,” remarked Plant. “I’d like to thank Deputy Director of Athletics Peter Casey, Head Coach Jenerrie Harris and the entire search committee for allowing me this special opportunity. I’m looking forward to working with the talented young women currently in the program and beginning to build toward future success.”

Prior to Saint Anselm, Plant spent eight years at Regis College, serving as both the women’s basketball head coach (2005-13) and Senior Women’s Administrator (2010-2013). She began her coaching career as an assistant coach at Rhode Island after spending three years as an advance scout the New York Liberty of the WNBA from 2002-2005.

Plant earned her masters of science in general education from Elmira College after graduating from Southern Maine with a bachelor’s degree in communication and education minor in 2000.


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