For the first time in her career, Perrelli led the Pride to the NCAA Championship in 2013. After capturing its second-straight regular-season crown, the Pride knocked off Babson in the NEWMAC championship game behind the tremendous efforts of Most Outstanding Player, Kelly Blake. In the NCAA Championship Regional, the Pride went on two pick up a pair of wins before closing out the year with a 28-20 record.
In 2012, Perrelli earned NEWMAC Coach of the Year honors as she led the Pride to the top-seed in the conference tournament after winning the league's regular-season title. Led by NEWMAC Pitcher of the Year, Ashley Marino, the Pride closed out the season with a 25-16-1 record.
Perrelli took over the reins of the Springfield College softball program in the Fall of 2009. Perrelli received both her doctorate in Physical Education, Teaching Administration in 2009, and her masters in Physical Education/Athletic Administration in 2004 from Springfield College, where she served as a graduate assistant under Kathy Mangano from the 2003 through the 2006 seasons.
Julie Perrelli had been the head softball coach at Smith College in Northampton, Mass. since July, 2006. While at Smith, she also served as a Course Support Instructor. Prior to that, she was a teaching fellow and an assistant softball coach at Springfield from September, 2002 through July, 2006. During those years, Julie assisted the Assistant Director of Athletics at Springfield College and also assisted the compliance coordinator during a semester's internship at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Her coaching experience also included serving as head field hockey coach at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven in the fall of 1999.
Additional coaching experience included her serving as an assistant softball coach (fall, 1999) and the head JV and assistant varsity field hockey coach (1996-98) at Ridgefield High School in Ridgefield, Conn.
Under the honors category, Perrelli's Smith softball team earned the Sportsmanship Award from the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference in 2008. Individually, in the Spring of 2006, Julie was inducted into the Phi Epsilon Kappa Honor Society. She was also a NEISCA Professional Development Scholarship Award winner in 2003 and 2004. In addition, she was named the Graduate Associate of the Year at Springfield College in 2004.
Julie received a bachelor of arts degree in Communications from Western Connecticut State University in Danbury in May, 2001. While at WCSU, Julie was a three-year letter winner and captain of the softball team. She is currently affiliated with the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA), the New England Intercollegiate Softball Coaches Association (NEISCA), and the National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators (NACWAA) among others.