Wildcats travel to Athens for the first time in program history
Tyler Jorgensen is in his second year as assistant director of sports performance at Northwestern University. Jorgensen works primarily with softball, men's tennis and women's soccer. Jorgensen's responsibilities with those teams include implementing speed, agility, plyometric, injury prevention, flexibility/mobility and strength and
A native of Clarinda, Iowa, Jorgensen came to Northwestern from the University of Georgia where he worked as a Strength & Conditioning Coach for Olympic sports from 2007-11. While at UGA, Jorgensen helped lead UGA to its first two Women's College Softball World Series appearances and top five national rankings in 2009 and 2010.
Additionally UGA softball reached the programs first ever No. 1 ranking in 2011. Jorgensen also help lead UGA's Women Swimming and Diving program to back-to-back SEC championships in 2010 and 2011.
Jorgensen earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in fitness & sports management from Midland University in Fremont, Neb., while also earning a minor in nutrition in 2005. While at Midland, Jorgensen was a four-year letter winner in football. In 2007, he earned his Master of Science degree in health, physical education and recreation (HPER) from South Dakota State University. Jorgensen is Strength & Conditioning Coach Certified (SCCC) through the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa). Tyler and his wife Kate reside in Skokie and welcomed their first child Abigail Marie in February 2012.