Julie Beer ’07 is in her second year at Clark and looking forward to her first year coaching the inaugural women’s lacrosse team, which is slated to begin competition in the Spring of 2020.
No stranger to beginning fledgling programs, Beer moves to Clark after helping start three successful Division III women’s lacrosse teams. Most applicably, Beer served an eight year stint as the inaugural head women's lacrosse coach at NCAA Division III member, Centre College in Danville, Kentucky from 2009-2017. In eight years of building a program she compiled an overall record of 86-39, seven seasons with over 10 wins, 3 SAA Championships (2012, 2014, and 2016), and was a 2x Coach of the Year award winner.
During her tenure at Centre, Beer placed a total of 53 lacrosse athletes on the Southern Athletic Association (SAA) All Conference Teams, 15 athletes on the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Association (IWLCA) All Region Teams, and had a total of 9 athletes named SAA Player of the Year. As of 2018, her women’s lacrosse team has been the sole recipient of highest team GPA award. She also served seven years as a member of the IWLCA West All-American committee.
In addition to her lacrosse responsibilities, Coach Beer also served as the assistant field hockey coach at Centre from 2009 until the 2015. She helped the Colonels to four championship game appearances and two third places finishes in the SAA. In 2014, she helped the Colonels win the Regular Season Conference Championship after going undefeated in conference play, and advance to the NCAA “Sweet 16”. In 2015, she helped the Colonels win the SAA Championship, and returned to the NCAA "Sweet 16".
Before her tenure at Centre, Beer was the assistant coach for the inaugural Framingham State women's lacrosse team. The year prior to starting at Clark, Beer spent year at Anna Maria in a dual capacity role: restarting their women’s lacrosse team, and serving as the Assistant Athletic Director. While at Anna Maria she was instrumental at guiding the athletic department through a rebrand, and the launch of their online store.
A Spencer, Massachusetts native, Beer transferred from Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania to Clark where she graduated with a B.A. in English Literature. An outstanding WCLA player, she was a three-year starter in the midfield and a two-year team captain.