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    Tanna Burge
    Tanna Burge

    Assistant Director

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    Tanna Burge joined the Northwestern Sports Performance staff in September of 2013. Burge coordinates the training for women's basketball, women's tennis and men's and women's swimming and diving.

    A native of Texas, Burge began her career as a student assistant strength and conditioning coach while attending Baylor University. She moved on to the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill as an intern with the Olympic Sports staff. In 2002, Burge joined the Clemson University staff as a graduate assistant and was promoted to Director of Olympic Sports in 2004.

    After a short stint as Director, Burge was offered a position at her alma mater and spent the next five years training the Bears. In 2010, Burge stepped away from coaching to serve overseas as a missionary, participating in The World Race (11 countries in 11 months) and Passport (leading college students for two months in New Zealand) with the Adventures In Missions organization. Her passion for college athletics led Burge back into coaching in 2012 at the United States Military Academy-West Point.

    Burge earned a bachelor's degree from Baylor University in health/fitness studies and worked towards a master's at Clemson University in food, nutrition and culinary sciences. She is certified through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (SCCC), USA Weightlifting Level 1-Club Coach and the American Red Cross (CPR).