Julie Orlowski enters her 12th season as Stetson women's soccer head coach in 2012.
Orlowski, who started programs at St. Thomas, North Florida and Boise State, was named the Hatters' second women's soccer head coach on July 20, 2001. Under her leadership, Stetson reached the A-Sun Tournament every year from 2003-2010 and to the A-Sun title match in 2006.
The 2011 team went through a rebuilding campaign but managed to be in contention for an A-Sun tourney berth into the last day of the season despite having to get 73 starting assignments from freshmen and without a returning goalkeeper.
Her 2010 squad won eight matches and reached the semifinals of the A-Sun tournament as the #6 seed after winning a quarterfinal match on the road against third-seeded North Florida.
In 2009 she led the Hatters to 11 wins and a #3 seed in the A-Sun tournament. The Hatters finished the regular season just one point shy of the #1 spot. It was the third time since Orlowski took over the program, and the fourth time all-time that Stetson finished with double-digit victories.
In 2008 Orlowski solidified her status as a top-tier Division I head coach by earning her 100th career victory with a 2-0 win over Lipscomb on October 19.
Well respected among her peers in college soccer, Orlowski was a member of the NCAA Regional Advisory Committee from 2006-2008. In 2009 she was honored further with an appointment to a five-year term on the NCAA National Advisory Committee.
In 2006, Orlowski led Stetson to perhaps the school's most successful season, earning both A-Sun Coach of the Year and NISOA's Central Florida Coach of the Year honors. The Hatters matched a school record for wins (12) and posted the best regular season conference record (7-1-1) in the program's history. The team put together and 8-match unbeaten streak and reached the conference tournament finals. Addtionally, four players earned first team all-conference recognition with April Eilering earning Defensive Player of the Year.
In 2005, the Hatters recorded seven shutouts, including five of their last six opponents. Stetson made its second semifinal appearance in three attempts where it forced the match into penalty kicks after a double-overtime scoreless tie.
While shutting out six opponents in 2004, Orlowski's squad set new school records with a 0.97 goals against average and allowing opponents a total of just 17 goals.
After accumulating a 10-24 record during her first two years at Stetson, Orlowski led the Hatters to an impressive 11-7-3 mark in 2003 along with a conference championship appearance for just the third time in the program's history.
During her first nine years at Stetson, Orlowski has coached 21 all-conference performers including nine first team, six second team, and six all-freshmen team members along with the league's first-ever Defensive Player of the Year in Emma Astrom and the school's first Freshman Player of the Year in April Eilering. In 2006, Eilering became Stetson's second Defensive Player of the Year. In 2010 Astrom was inducted into the Stetson Athletics Hall of Fame. She is the first women's soccer player to earn that honor.
In 2009 Tessa Gavilsky once again added to the trophy case after being voted the A-Sun's Offensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. In 2008 she was the first Stetson player ever to earn that honor.
Additionally, Orlowski has coached countless Academic All-Conference performers and routinely places more than 75% of her roster on that prestigious list.
A 1991 graduate of Florida International University (B.A., Mass Communication), Orlowski came to Stetson following one season as an assistant at South Florida. Prior to her stint at USF, Orlowski compiled a 39-54-4 record in six seasons as a collegiate head coach.
Orlowski began Boise State's program in 1997 and previously started the program at North Florida, beginning a club team in 1995 and turning the Ospreys into a nationally ranked Division II program in their first year at the varsity level. In 1996, North Florida was ranked as high as No. 8 during the season.
Orlowski began her coaching career at Miami's St. Thomas University in 1992, beginning the NAIA program from scratch just one year after graduating from FIU. She compiled an 18-24-2 record in three seasons at St. Thomas, including winning seasons in 1993 (7-6-0) and 1994 (8-5-1).
As a player at FIU, Orlowski was a four-year starter and team captain for the Golden Panthers. She earned her master's in Sports Administration from St. Thomas in 1995.
Orlowski holds a United States Soccer Federation "B" License and also serves as a part-time instructor for the USSF. She is a state coach for the Florida Youth Soccer Association and has served as an Olympic Development Program instructor.
Orlowski's Year-by-Year Record