Chu Named Assistant Coach at Union

Julie Chu will help lead the Dutchwomen in the 2010-11 season (David Silverman).

Julie Chu ’07, a former Harvard women’s ice hockey All-American and three-time Olympic medlaist, has been named an assistant coach at Union College, the institution announced Monday. Chu will join Harvard graduates Claudia Asano ’99 and Ali Boe ’06 behind the Dutchwomen bench, with Asano entering her fourth season as head coach of the program.   

Chu comes to Schenectady, N.Y., after serving as an assistant coach at Minnesota Duluth, where she helped lead the Bulldogs to a national championship in 2008. Her accolades as a collegiate player for the Crimson were plentiful, highlighted by her senior campaign when she received the Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award, given annually to the top women’s collegiate hockey player in the country.

Chu is the current NCAA record-holder in both career points (285) and assists (197) and also netted 88 goals in her time with the Crimson. An assistant captain on the 2010 U.S. Women’s Olympic Team, Chu has earned three Olympic medals with team USA, collecting a bronze in 2006 and silver medals in 2002 and 2010.

The Dutchwomen open their season on Saturday, Oct. 2 as they square off against Northeastern at home.