Julie Stewart has been named Head Coach of the Wayzata High School Girls Basketball Team for the 2021-22 season.
Stewart has spent the past 30 years coaching and inspiring young men and women to athletic success at the youth, high school, and college level all over the country and world.
Her last high school head coaching stop found her leading Bishop Ryan High School (Minot, North Dakota) for six years and three state championships.
During those six years, her teams posted 84 straight wins, 2 undefeated seasons, and a record of 145-14.
Stewart has been an assistant coach at Wayzata High School for the last four years, where the Trojans posted a 86-18 record.
Stewart also was the head softball coach at Bishop Ryan for five years as her teams were state qualifiers each of those year leading to two state runner-ups.
“I would like to thank Mike Schumacher and the Athletic Department for the opportunity to be involved the past four years,” said Stewart. “I want the Wayzata Basketball program to be a special place where young ladies can thrive, compete, and learn. I’ve prided myself on having teams where all players’ roles contribute to our success. I’m eager to start this intentional culture throughout all of our high school and youth programs.”
Stewart takes over the Trojans as the 7th coach in the 47 year WHS girls basketball history.
She takes over for Mike Schumacher who retired after 12 years and 214 wins in the program.
Julie is a graduate of the University of North Dakota with a degree in Mathematics and where she competed in basketball and track.
She is currently a math teacher at Wayzata High School. She is married to Peter and has three children - Hannah (former player at the University of Iowa Women’s Basketball), Elijah (USNA), and Annika (current player at the University of Nebraska Women’s Basketball).
This article originally appeared in a Wayzata Girls Basketball Association email.
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Information on the Wayzata varsity program can be found at WayzataSchools.org/athletics/