John Bruno


Director for Retention

ASSIGNED SPORTS: Soccer, Women’s Basketball, Women’s Gymnastics

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 seven years working in academic services (Northern Illinois University – three years, Southern Illinois University - one 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.


Family: Wife (Maria), sons Leo and Isaiah and an English Bulldog named Snoop. John’s twin sister also moved to Iowa recently and
works at the University of Iowa Hospital.
Hobbies: playing pool, card games and chillin’ with Snoop
Favorite Sports teams: Chicago Bears, Blackhawks and Cubbies!
Plans for retirement: You can send John a postcard in Italy, where he can be found riding his own gondola throughout the Venetian canals and eating cannoli!


Phone: +1 319-335-9384