Julie Harrington begins her second year as a graduate assistant for the Horned Frogs after successful assistant coaching stints at Towson University and at the Merchant Marine Academy.
At Towson, Harrington helped lead the Tigers to their first two Women's CAA Championships in 2008 and 2009, breaking the school record for wins in each season. She also assisted in setting 43 Towson program records and eight CAA Championship meet records. Under her tutelage, 14 total Tigers earned All-CAA acclaim.
During Harrington's tenure at the Merchant Marine Academy, the Mariners won three straight Skyline Conference titles, broke 31 school records and sent 11 qualifiers to the NCAA Division III Championships, including three All-Americans. She also served as the Assistant Director of Aquatics and was a professional instructor for mandated courses.
A 2000 graduate of Ithaca College, Harrington qualified for the NCAA Championships three times. She set the school record in the 200-fly as a freshman and won the NSYWCAA title in the 400-individual medley as a sophomore. She still sits on the Bombers' top-five lists in the 200-fly and 400-IM.
Harrington is currently pursuing a master's degree in educational administration from TCU.