Julie Brown is a native of Susanville, she played volleyball for Lassen High School as well as Lassen College. She studied Civil Engineering at CSU Sacramento where she also played for their Club team. Upon graduation she moved back to Susanville and began coaching at the high school. She led her team to a League Championship two years in a row and was the first time the program had won a league title in history. After seven years at the high school, she accepted the position for Lassen College for the 2016-17 season.