Julie Bailey is in her third year
as the Head Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Coach at
Wells. Since she began coaching the Express in 2009, Wells
student-athletes have earned nine All-Conference honors, including
Wells first NEAC Individual Women’s Champion in 2011.
The women’s team also raced to a historic third place
finish at the 2011 NEAC Championships and for the first time in
school history, four Wells athletes competed in the 2011 NCAA
Atlantic Regional Championships.
During the 2011 season, Bailey was the recipient of North Eastern Athletic Conference Coach of the Year following a poll of her peers. She also coached freshman runner Emily Middlebrook en route to receiving both the NEAC Rookie of the Year and NEAC Runner of the Year awards.
Bailey has introduced several collegiate athletes to the sport of cross country while leading experienced runners to personal best performances. She looks forward to watching the team continue to grow and improve while striving to become one of the top teams in the North Eastern Athletic Conference.
Bailey is a native of Waterloo, NY and ran for the SUNY Cortland Red Dragon’s cross country and track and field teams. She graduated as a five-time All-American and was a part of three, NCAA Championship cross country teams from 1993-1995. Bailey graduated cum laude with a bachelor of science in physical education in 1998 before going on to earn her master’s degree in physical education from SUNY Cortland in 2004.
Bailey also teaches physical education at Geneva Middle School in Geneva, NY. Prior to Wells, Bailey spent eight years as the head cross country coach at Geneva High School. Under Bailey’s direction, the cross country team recorded the first league title in school history, 24 All League honors, two individual sectional titles, 8 state qualifiers and 4 top 20 performances at the NYSPHSAA Championships.