Julie Plant was appointed Head Women's Basketball Coach for the Pride in August 2005. The Gorham, Maine native managed to turn a struggling program into a conference championship contender. The Regis Women's basketball program finished the 2011-2012 season with a 21-6 overall record and an 18-0 regular season conference record in the NECC. Coach Plant also led the Pride to an ECAC post season tournament appearance - the programs third straight post season appearance.
The Pride made the move to the New England Collegiate Conference from the Commonwealth Coast Conference in 2011. While the Pride competed in the CCC, Plant led the program to the conference semi-finals in 2009 & 2011, and led her team to the Conference Championship game in 2010. Plant also was awarded the Commonwealth Coast Conference Coach of the Year in 2008 after having a nationally recognized record turnaround from 5-20 in 2007 to and 18-8 record in 2008.
Prior to her appointment at Regis, Coach Plant spent one year as assistant coach of the Glendale Community College women's basketball program in Glendale, Ariz., and served as a WNBA advance scout for the New York Liberty, while teaching physical education and coaching basketball and softball at Bourgade Catholic High school in Phoenix, Arizona.
Before traveling west, Coach Plant served as an assistant coach at the University of Rhode Island in 2002-2003. Coach Plant helped the Rams advance to the Atlantic 10 Conference Championship game. Before URI, Plant worked with the New York Liberty as their basketball and video operations intern. During the 2002 summer season, the Liberty advanced to the WNBA Finals. Before her WNBA internship, she served dual roles as an assistant coach and head junior varsity coach at Elmira College in Elmira, N.Y. while earning her Masters degree in Education.
Coach Plant is a graduate of the University of Southern Maine in Gorham, Maine, where she competed at the college level from 1996-2000. Her team was an NCAA Div. III national finalist in 1998 and 2000. She was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in 2006, commemorating her tremendous collegiate playing career.
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