Student Athlete Academic Services Staff
319.335.9384           402 Melrose Ave. Iowa City, IA 52246

John Bruno


John joined the Hawkeye family in January 2014. He currently serves as the Director for Student-Athlete Retention, where he oversees the tutoring and academic support services provided to University of Iowa student-athletes. Additionally, he is the Academic Coordinator for Women’s Basketball, Women’s Gymnastics, Women’s Soccer and select students on the Football team. Including his time here at Iowa, John has spent 7 years working in academic services (Northern Illinois University – 3 years, Southern Illinois University - 1 year). Prior to his career in academics, John worked as a counselor/therapist in both a non-profit organization and a juvenile detention center serving at-risk youth.

Fun Facts:

  • Hometown – Chicago, Illinois
  • Family – Wife: Maria, Children: Leo & Isaiah, and his English Bulldog "Snoop"
  • Alma Mater – Southern Illinois University: BA in Administration of Justice, 1999; BA in Communication (Radio & Television), 2009; MS Ed. Kinesiology – Sport Studies, 2011
  • Favorite Pastime's – Shooting pool, Fishing, Playing Cards & Chicago Summers
  • Favorite Childhood Memory – Shining shoes and hanging out at his grandfather’s barbershop
  • Favorite Professional Sports Team – Your 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs baby!!!