Coaches

Julie Barnes

Julie and her husband Chris reside in Franklin along with their 4 children, Lauren, Ashlyn, Brooklyn and Jordan. She is a graduate of Southwestern High School and IUPUI – Indianapolis. 

Julie began her coaching career right out of high school as a dance team coach and fell in love with coaching. Shortly after she landed her first position as 7th grade volleyball coach at Franklin Community Middle School where she coached 4 seasons from 2005-2008. During this time she was a coach for Indy Xcel VBC. She has also volunteered multiple seasons as a youth coach in a local church volleyball league. In 2021 she returned as the 7th grade coach at FCMS before moving up as the 8th grade coach in 2022.  Julie is in her second season as a director/coach of a local 16U club volleyball team. She is passionate about helping young athletes develop in the game and she is honored to be entering her first season as head coach of the Circle City Cougars varsity team. 

Hannah Kulke

Hannah is our Junior Varsity Head Coach.  She is pursuing a degree in Paralegal Studies through Liberty University Online.  Hannah regularly plays competitive and recreational volleyball.  She faithfully serves in various children’s ministries at LifePoint Church, and she is excited to coach our Junior Varsity team!

Hope Kulke

Hope is our Junior Varsity Assistant Coach.  She is a Circle City Cougar alumni and played varsity for three years as libero and setter.  Hope played club ball for one year.  Hope completed one year at Cedarville University.  She is working at a daycare this year before starting cosmetology school in January 2024.  Hope regularly plays competitive and recreational volleyball.  She faithfully serves in various children’s ministries at LifePoint Church.

Dawn Hall

Dawn is our Junior High Head Coach. Dawn started playing volleyball in 5th grade. She played 4 years for CYO, then went on to play 4 years for her high school as a setter and defensive specialist, and a libero for her high school club team. Dawn and her husband, Wes, have 5 children: Ava, who plays for the Cougars Varsity team; Brynn, who plays for the Cougars Junior High team; Cassie, who plays for the Cougars Elementary team; Cole; and Drew. They are members of Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church, where she also coaches the 5th and 6th grade volleyball team.

David Wiese

David is our Junior High Assistant Coach.

John Smillie

John is our Elementary Assistant Coach.