Julie Stackhouse is entering her first season as an assistant coach for the Air Force track and field team. She will oversee the Falcons' sprinters, as well as serving as the event coach for horizontal jumps and assist with recruiting.
Stackhouse joined the Academy staff in August 2009, after spending four years at the University of North Florida, where she oversaw the sprints, hurdles, jumps and combined event athletes. Stackhouse became the Osprey's first full-time assistant coach in 2005, as the program began its transition from Division II to Division I. In 2006, she guided UNF's Emily Kohler to the A-Sun Female Field Event Athlete of the Year. Overall, she coached 10 A-Sun champions and 65 All-Atlantic Sun slections.
Prior to joining North Florida's staff, Stackhouse spent four seasons as an assistant coach for both the track and field and cross country teams at Furman University, her alma mater. Under her guidance, the cross country team finished second at the Southern Conference Championships, while the program served as the host institution for the 2001 NCAA Cross Country Championships.
While an athlete for the Paladins, Stackhouse was a two-time Southern Conference champion in the 800-meter run. As a senior, she set school records in the heptathlon, 800-meter run and as a member of the 4x800-meter relay, while competing in six additional events. She also collected five All-Southern Conference selections and was a member of the Furman cross country team that won the 2000 Southern Conference championship title. During her career, Stackhouse earned five All-Southern Conference awards, was a three-time academic honor roll member and was the Most Outstanding Performer at the 2002 Furman Invitational Track and Field Meet.
Prior to enrolling at Furman, she was a two-year letterwinner at Clemson University, earning All-ACC honors both years.
A native of Hayesville, N.C., Stackhouse helped Hayesville High School to two state track titles during her prep career and was the individual state champion in the high jump, 100- and 300-meter hurdles, 200- and 400-meter dashes, 800-meter run and the mile. She was the North Carolina Female Track MVP and Female Athlete of the Year all four years and completed her career as the owner of five state records and 10 school records, in addition to 16 state titles.
Stackhouse, who graduated from Furman in 2001 with a degree in health and exercise science and earned a master's degree in the same field from Furman in 2002, served as the Southeast Region cross country representative on the Division I Executive Committee. She is also a USATF certified Level I and Level II Coach in sprints, hurdles, jumps and combined events.