Julie Pagel Dombroski
Julie (Pagel) Dombroski, a four-year letterwinner at Michigan State from 2001-04, is starting her seventh season as the Director of Basketball Operations at her alma mater, after spending three seasons at University of Detroit.
She served as the Titans' graduate assistant in 2004-05, was promoted to assistant coach in the summer of 2005, and was promoted again in 2006 to serve as the recruiting coordinator. While at Detroit, she worked with all aspects of the Titan program, including recruiting, travel plans and on-floor coaching.
A 2004 graduate of MSU, Dombroski concluded her four-year Spartan career as one of only three players in school history to rank in the top 20 in career points and top 10 in career rebounds and steals. She sits 26th in the MSU record book with 952 career points and is seventh all-time in free throws made with 282. Dombroski is also seventh in games played (120), 10th in rebounds (667) and 11th in steals (185).
As a freshman in 2000-01, Dombroski led the Spartans in rebounds, collecting 219 for a 7.9 per-game average. She also led the team in steals with 54. In the freshman record book, Pagel is fourth in free throws (78), sixth in points (313), rebounds (219) and steals (54), ninth in field goals (116) and ninth in field goal percentage (.487).
Prior to her time in East Lansing, Dombroski starred at Utica High School, where she earned first-team all-state accolades and was fourth in the voting for Miss Basketball, en route to a 27-0 season, claiming a Class A State Championship in 1999.
She married Jason Dombroski on Aug. 11, 2007. The couple had their first child, Gibson, on August 28, 2009.