Julie was an exceptional athlete at Washington High School, playing volleyball and track. In track she was the Most Valuable Player, Field Events, at the Washington County Coaches Meet for two consecutive years. PIAA Javelin Champion.

She was Team Captain of the University of Pittsburgh Volleyball team, Team Most Valuable Player, and Big East Most Valuable Player. Led Pitt to its first Big East Conference Volleyball Championship. Served as Pitt’s Assistant Volleyball Coach for two years. She was selected to the East Squad of the National Sports Festival (now called the Olympic Festival) and was voted captain for two years. She was named Most Valuable Player of the 1982 AAU Jr. Olympic Tournament. A 1983 winner of the Clyde Barton Award for Outstanding Athletic and Academic Achievement, University of Pittsburgh.

Gaul earned a B.S. in Exercise Science in 1983 and M.S. Exercise Physiology in 1985 from the University of Pittsburgh. She has served internships with the U. of Pittsburgh in Cardiac Rehabilitation and is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine in various areas of rehabilitation. Currently she is entering her 9th season as a Carlow College coach. In addition to being the head volleyball coach, she is the Chair, Women’s Athletics, Health and Wellness Committee.

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