Julia "Julz" Allender is the founder and CEO of Courtside with Julz. Julz played Division I basketball and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education with a minor in Coaching from Southern Utah University. She also received her Master's degree in Human Movement from A.T. Still University.
Julz was a successful women's basketball college coach for 13 years. In her tenure as a head coach, she created a culture of success both on and off the court. In just a short time she took two collegiate programs and turned them into high-powered programs where they were constantly in the discussion as one of the top women's basketball programs across the state of California.
Julz had a winning percentage of over 70%, won 3 conference championships, 3 coach of the year honors, had 9 state playoff births and finished ranked in the top 10 in the state 3 years. Marking those as the best seasons in both program's history.
More importantly, it has been Julz's ability to develop high school athletes and turn them into successful collegiate basketball players and then transfer them with basketball scholarships to the next level in one or two years, the main job of every community college coach.
Julz has successfully produced 12 all-state players, 5 conference MVPs, 30 all-conference players, and the 2012 Northern California Player of the Year. More impressive is the transfer rate to the next level on basketball scholarships. 70% of all players that make it through her program transfer to the next level on basketball scholarships. Julz's personal experience as a Community College athlete and NCAA Division I transfer and a collegiate coach gives her unique insights into the process of getting athletes to not only reach their full potential but to get them to reach potentials, physical, technical, and mental skill levels not yet imagined.
She has and will continue to use her skills to assist dedicated young women to get them where they want to be. Those who have been coached by Julz will tell you she has a way of getting you to get the best out of yourself. "I believe it is the job of the coach to not only develop the level of the team as a whole but to take each individual athlete for who they are and assist them in reaching their full potential. Many players in and recently out of high school are underdeveloped and lacking a physical or mental attribute that may be preventing them from performing at their highest level. I have an insight into the players that play for me, and I am able to get them to overcome whatever that may be so they can elevate their game."