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Julie Pettit returns for her fourth year as an assistant coach for UMBC field hockey.
“I am so excited to have Coach Pettit return this fall,” Head Coach Kristy Hartman Mumma said. “Coach Pettit's focus has really been on organizing all our recruitment efforts. From the strength of our incoming freshman class, you can see she has done a stellar job. Her ability to communicate with the recruits and relay her experiences here both as a student-athlete and a coach gives everyone a great amount of insight about our program.”
Previously, Pettit coached in the National Futures program at both the Johns Hopkins and
A former member of the Retriever team at both the club and Division-I levels, Pettit helps the coaching staff to see the program from a different perspective. In 2000, Pettit anchored the UMBC defense as its sweeper, and in the following year she was moved to offense, where she set a new record for the most points in a season.
Pettit graduated from UMBC in 2002 with her Bachelor’s Degree in English. She plans to attend graduate school to obtain her Masters Degree in creative writing/literature.