Hanley Named Assistant Coach

March 1, 2012

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa women’s soccer head coach Ron Rainey has announced Julie Hanley as an assistant coach. Hanley replaces Jaimel Johnson, who recently accepted a coaching position at the University of Texas.

“I am excited and honored to join the University of Iowa women’s soccer coaching staff,” Hanley said. “Being a native of Indiana, I have great admiration for the Big Ten, so I am thrilled to be offered this opportunity. I look forward to working with Ron and Shane and being part of an athletics department with a tradition of success.”

Hanley comes to Iowa after serving as a graduate assistant at Illinois State for two seasons. She was responsible for training and developing goalkeepers at Illinois State, while also assisting with defenders. Hanley was active in recruiting, organizing team travel and assisted in numerous administrative activities within the soccer program.

In her two seasons at Illinois State, the Redbirds posted a 22-13-2 record, including a Missouri Valley Conference regular season championship, State Farm MVC Tournament title and NCAA Tournament berth in 2011. Hanley was a member of the 2011 MVC Coaching Staff of the Year and mentored the 2011 MVC Defensive Player of the Year. The Redbirds also defeated 10th-ranked Milwaukee, 3-1, in 2011, marking the program’s first-ever win over a top-10 opponent.

Hanley was a goalkeeper at the University of Kansas from 2005-09, serving as team captain in her final two seasons. She ranks second in career wins, shutouts and goals against average in KU history. She was two-time first team Academic All-Big 12 selection and earned four weekly conference and TopDrawerSoccer.com awards in her career.

After finishing her eligibility at Kansas, Hanley remained in the program as an intern. She maintained and updated recruiting programs while organizing practices and game files.

Hanley was a member of the Dynamo F.C. club prior to her collegiate career, leading the team to a pair of Indiana state championships.

“We are excited about the addition of Julie to our staff,” Rainey said. “She brings a high level of energy and fantastic enthusiasm to our program. Her playing background in the Big 12 is tremendous, and she will be a solid mentor to our goalkeepers, along with the rest of the team. Her coaching background at the collegiate level has given her some great experience as she transitions to Iowa and the Big Ten.

“We wanted to find someone with roots in the Midwest who is ready to take on the challenge of training our team at a high level. We found that person in Julie.”

Hanley earned her bachelor of arts in sports management and a minor in business from Kansas in May, 2010. She will earn her masters of science in kinesiology and recreation and recreation administration from Illinois State in May, 2012.