Updated June 28, 2010
Julie Yankus is in her fifth season as an assistant with the Saluki volleyball team after recently being promoted to associate head coach.
She is primarily responsible for right sides and outside hitters on the court. Off the court Julie handles recruiting, scouting opponents and equipment.
Prior to taking the position at SIU, Yankus spent two years as the top assistant coach at Georgia State where she received her master's degree in sport administration. The Panthers went 25-36 with Yankus on staff.
The Wisconsin native attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she played volleyball from 1998-2001 to become part of the winningest class in Wisconsin-Milwaukee volleyball history. While at UW-Milwaukee, she was a member of four NCAA Tournament teams out of the Midwestern Collegiate Conference, now the Horizon League.
An MCC All-Academic Team Honoree in 1999 and 2001, Yankus earned a bachelor's degree in business administration with a focus in Finance and Human Resource Management in December of 2002.
At Catholic Memorial High School in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Yankus led the Crusaders to a WISAA State Championship her senior year and a runner-up finish her junior year. She also played club volleyball for the Milwaukee Sting Volleyball Club from 1996-98. Yankus would coach at volleyball camps throughout college, and would eventually return to coach the Milwaukee Sting from December of 2002 until May of 2003.
"Julie has been an integral part of our recruiting process," Saluki head coach Brenda Winkeler said. "She has worked diligently to help improve the Saluki program. Julie has a way in the gym with our athletes and drives them with her competitive spirit."
Julie is a member of the AVCA (American Volleyball Coaches Association).