Julie Croteau is an accomplished senior communications professional with over 15 years’ experience working across industries and markets. She directs marketing and communications for BeWell and the Health Improvement Program at Stanford University and for HealthySteps to Wellness Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children’s Health.
Julie is recognized as the first woman to play men’s NCAA baseball (St. Mary’s College of Maryland), as well as the first woman to coach men’s NCAA Division I Baseball (University of Massachusetts). Croteau played professionally for the Colorado Silver Bullets in its inaugural year as the team’s starting first baseman. She is also one of two women to ever play in a Major League Baseball sanctioned winter league (Hawaiian Winter League), and her baseball glove and photo are on permanent display at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.
Following her professional playing career, Julie was the television host of Rockies Weekly, the official magazine show for the Colorado Rockies and provided pre-game reports for the San Francisco Giants and Oakland A’s. She also served as a television commentator for the World Series and All-Star Games for Major League Baseball.
In 2004 Croteau coached the United States Women’s National Baseball Team, which captured Gold at the 2004 World Cup in Canada. In 2006, Croteau was tapped to be the Manager of the Women’s National Team which also captured Gold in Taiwan.
In addition to her many on-field accomplishments, Croteau served as an Associate Director for Development for Major League Baseball; worked as an Advisor for Morgan Stanley and Bear Stearns; and made an appearance in the major motion picture, A League of Their Own.
Croteau obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and attended Smith College on a full academic scholarship for graduate studies in Exercise and Sports Studies. An avid hiker and ongoing student of Italian, she enjoys her free time with her husband and two children. They reside in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Honors & Awards
- Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame, Glove and photo on permanent display
- San Francisco Giants, Honoree 2017
- St Mary’s College, Trailblazer Award 2017
- San Francisco Olympic Bid, Member of Board of Directors 2012
- International Olympic Committee (IOC), International Woman & Sport Achievement Award Nominee 2007
- International Baseball Federation, First female coach in Federation history
- Women’s Sports Foundation, Honoree 1989,1994 & 2006
- American Association of University Women, Margaret Brent Award 1993
- Nike, Sponsored athlete 1993-1994
- White House and Senate, U.S. National Girls and Women in Sports Honoree 1990
- Baltimore Orioles, First pitch 1992
- NBC Today Show, Sportsman of the Week 1989
- Live with Regis and Kathie Lee, Guest appearance 1989
- National Organization of Women, Most Valuable Player Award 1988
- Featured in Glamour, People, Seventeen, Sports Illustrated, Sports Illustrated for Kids & Smithsonian