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    Jason Pullara
    Jason Pullara

    Assistant A.D. (Sports Performance)

    Tenth Season


    NU Names May Sports Performance Athletes of the Month

    Basketball players Maggie Lyon and Tre Demps earn final honor this academic year


    NU Names October Sports Performance Athletes of the Month

    Juniors Anna Edwards of softball, Jameson Oster of wrestling earn honor


    NU To Hold Inaugural Sports Performance Clinic in June

    Day-long clinic will feature several sessions on developing and maximizing talent


    Northwestern Names March Sports Performance Athletes of the Month

    Tyler Miller of men's soccer, Kristin Wirtz of field hockey earn honor


    Northwestern Names February Sports Performance Athletes of the Month

    Peter Beasley, Nandi Mehta of the Wildcats' soccer programs earn honor

    Jason Pullara is in his 10th season at Northwestern and his second as Assistant Athletic Director (Sports Performance). He was elevated to the position in July of 2011 after eight years as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at NU. Pullara oversees the sports performance program for 18 of Northwestern's 19 sports while providing vision and direction for his department and working closely with Jay Hooten, NU's Director of Sports Performance for Football.

    Pullara is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association and Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. He also is a Certified Golf Fitness Instructor Level One through the Titleist Performance Institute (TPI). Prior to his elevation to Director of Sports Performance, Pullara worked directly with seven total programs during his tenure as an assistant strength and conditioning coach. He has coached and helped develop numerous All-Conference and All-America selections including multiple Player of the Year and Tewaaraton Trophy winners.

    Pullara has served as the sports performance coach for the Northwestern women's lacrosse team during all seven of its NCAA championships from 2005-12. The Northwestern softball team earned NCAA tournament bids in seven of Jason's seasons with the program, finishing among the top 16 teams in the country in 2005 and 2008 while placing second at the Women's College World Series in 2006 and third in 2007. Pullara previously interned with the Wildcats from 2001-02 before earning a full-time position.

    Pullara hails from Joliet, Ill., and currently resides in Chicago with his wife Erin (Furman). He graduated from Purdue University in 2001 with a bachelor's degree in exercise & fitness and a minor in psychology. He earned a master's degree in sports administration from Northwestern in 2011. As a college athlete he captained the Purdue rugby team for two years, and was voted the Most Valuable Freshmen and Most Valuable Player for three years. Jason was a three time All-Conference selection and two time Midwest regional team selection.