Skyhawk Volleyball | Julia Noe - Assistant Coach
Julia Noe has been a member of The University of Tennessee at Martin coaching staff under head coach Darrin McClure since 2011. Noe was previously a volunteer assistant at Western Kentucky and an assistant coach of the prestigious Kentucky Indiana Volleyball Academy (KIVA) 18 Red club team based out of Louisville, Ky.
Primarily working with the setters at UT Martin, Noe has coached the only two Skyhawks to compile a triple-double in a match in Jenna Miller and Amanda Crask. Miller accomplished the feat during her senior season in 2011 while Crask has compiled three triple-doubles in her first two seasons as a Skyhawk (2012-13).
Last season, Crask won Ohio Valley Conference adidas Setter of the Week accolades in the first two weeks of the season. Her 1,169 assists in 2013 ranked as the sixth-most assists in UT Martin single season history while she also became one of just six setters in Skyhawk history to hand out at least 2,000 career assists.
In 2012, Noe helped guide Crask to an All-OVC Newcomer selection. As a freshman, Crask led the Skyhawks in matches started (30), assists (884, 8.42 per set) and attack percentage (.215) while adding 158 kills, 23 service aces, 218 digs and 34 blocks. Crask registered 10 double-doubles and handed out at least 30 or more assists on 18 different occasions.
Noe's impact was immediately felt in her first season at UT Martin in 2011. The Skyhawks posted their first winning season since 2006 and made it to the OVC Tournament championship match for the first time since 2002. UT Martin's 19 overall wins and 12 OVC victories were also the most since 2002.
Also in 2011, Noe oversaw a squad that ranked second in program history with 1,561 assists. She coached Miller, who graduated with the third-most career assists (3,140) in Skyhawk history.
Noe helped the Lady Toppers to a 25-9 record in 2009, while also previously serving as a varsity assistant coach at her high school alma mater (Sacred Heart Academy) and co-head coach of the Bravo 18-1 club squad in 2010.
As a player, Noe was an integral piece of the Western Kentucky University volleyball team from 2005-08 and established herself as one of the greatest setters to ever don the Lady Topper uniform. In her four seasons (2005-08), the Lady Toppers compiled a 110-32 record, including a 52-11 Sun Belt Conference slate. Western Kentucky made three NCAA Tournament appearances while winning a pair of SBC East championships and SBC tournament titles in Noe's tenure as a player.
Noe's storied playing career included three all-conference selections (2006-08), a spot on the 2008 All-SBC Tournament team and a first-team American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) All-South Region mention in 2008. That same year, she was also named as an AVCA All-American honorable mention.
A Louisville native, Noe received national attention as a junior. She received the Collegiate Volleyball Update (CVU.com) National Player of the Week on Oct. 2, 2007, becoming the first Western Kentucky player to earn a national player of the week accolade since 2003. In her record-setting week, she averaged 13.78 assists, 2.56 kills and 2.67 digs per game while hitting .413 in a pair of SBC victories.
During her senior campaign, Noe's steadiness helped the Lady Toppers consistently rank in the top five in the nation in hitting percentage. Noe's name is found dotted all across the Western Kentucky record book. She is the program's all-time leader in triple-doubles, amassing six of the program's 16 such performances. She also ranks in the top-5 of three career categories: assists (4,369, third); assists per game (9.92, fourth); and hitting percentage (.317, fifth). Her single-game hitting percentage of .800 (12 kills, no errors, 15 attempts) against Indiana on Aug. 26, 2007 rank as the second-best performance in Lady Topper history. She is listed six times in the program's top-10 single-season records in assists, assists per game, service aces and service aces per game.
In addition, Noe accumulated 954 digs, 632 kills, 164 blocks and 127 service aces in her collegiate career.
At Sacred Heart Academy, Noe was a four-year starter who led the Valkyries to the KHSAA state championship in 2003. She racked up all-state, all-district, all-tournament and academic all-state awards while at SHA and was also a three-time All-American for KIVA, winning two national championships for the AAU squad.
Noe received her bachelor of science in interior design from Western Kentucky in 2010.