D2 NEWS: Julien added to Western New Mexico Basketball Staff

Western New Mexico University Athletics and Men’s Basketball Head Coach Mark Bunker are excited to add Jacobe Julien to the men’s basketball staff. With playing experience at the collegiate level and coaching at several different levels, Julien brings a wealth of experience to Silver City.
“We are very excited to bring Jacobe to Western New Mexico University,” said Bunker. “He was an integral part of our staff back at Scottsdale Community College and will continue to be that with the Mustangs.”
Julien comes to the Mustangs after one year at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Ill. as an assistant coach. In his one year with the Blueboys, he helped take Illinois College to their first regular season Midwest Conference Championship, set the program record of (25-3) wins, and a bid to the NCAA D3 National Tournament. Julien’s main duties included player development and was the program’s recruiting coordinator. 
“I am grateful for the opportunity that Coach Bunker has given me to join his staff and be a part of something special here at Western New Mexico University,” said Julien. “I look forward to continuing learning and working under his guidance and leadership. I am grateful I get to do what I love under a coach with great experience and a winning mentality. “
Prior to Illinois College Julien was the Director of All Iowa Attack in Coralville, Iowa. He was responsible for coordinating practices for young athletes between grades 3-11, assisted in scheduling tournaments and monitored programs hosted by the program.
He has also made coaching stops at Scottsdale Community College (Under Bunker) and at Solon High School. 
 “Coach Julien is a relentless worker that has a great ability to teach the game of basketball and relate well with the student-athletes and staff,” said Bunker. “His ability to develop players is top-tier and his familiarity with our style of play will be a great resource. I am so fortunate to have him on board as he will be able to come in day 1 and make a huge impact on the program and the university.”
Julien played collegiately at Mount Mercy until 2018 where he was part of an independent Conference championship during the 2015-16 season, including a National Championship appearance. He would graduate from Mount Mercy in 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management in 2018. In 2021 he earned his Masters in Business Administration from Louisiana Tech in 2021.


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