Julie Church is a Lyon College alumna and is in her eighth year as head golf coach and assistant women's basketball coach at Lyon.
Church, a Blytheville, Ark. native, graduated from Lyon in 2004 with a B.A. in Mathematics and received a master's degree in Kinesiology from the University of Central Arkansas.
She was an assistant women's golf coach at UCA from 2004-06 where she coached two NCAA Division II All-Americans and two academic All-Americans. The women's golf team ranked No. 4 in the nation among NCAA Division II squads and won seven consecutive tournaments in 2005, including the Gulf South Conference championship.
Church was a four-year letter winner in both golf and basketball at Lyon from 2000 to 2004 and was a Winnie Marable Award winner for the school's most outstanding female athlete.
In basketball, Church captained the team and led the squad in 3-point shooting percentage her senior year.
The Blytheville native was the first scholarship women's golfer at Lyon, where she was a three-time All-TranSouth Conference selection, made an All-Region team, was selected to the All-National Tournament team and was a NAIA Honorable Mention All-American. She also participated in three NAIA National Tournaments -- with a high finish of sixth place in 2003 - and was a member of three TranSouth Conference Championship teams and one regional championship team.