|Position:||Women's Basketball Athletic Trainer|
Julie Tuttle joined the Nebraska Athletic Medicine staff as a full-time athletic trainer for women's basketball in June of 2011, before moving to her current position of Concussion Management Athletic Trainer in the summer of 2016.
In spring 2017, Tuttle began working with the rifle team as its athletic trainer. She will also work with the men's gymnastics team during the 2018 season.
As the Concussion Management Athletic Trainer, Tuttle assists the Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior staff with baseline concussion testing for all student-athletes. She works with all student-athletes diagnosed with a concussion to progress through their concussion protocol using targeted treatments for their specific concussion symptoms. She also works directly with Dr. Albers and the concussion management team on the Return to Learn and Return to Play protocols, to safely return Husker student-athletes to competition after suffering a concussion.
Tuttle returned to the Husker program after spending four seasons at Creighton University, where she served the women's basketball and women's crew teams. She also supervised the graduate assistant for CU's volleyball team.
In her first four seasons as NU's full-time women's basketball athletic trainer, the Huskers earned four consecutive NCAA Tournament bids, including the school's second trip to the NCAA Sweet 16 in 2013 behind the play of All-Americans Jordan Hooper and Lindsey Moore. Emily Cady (132), Hailie Sample (132), Moore (132) and Hooper (131) all played every game of their NU careers, combining to miss only one start (Sample, non-injury).
Tuttle also served two seasons as the primary athletic trainer for men's and women's tennis. In 2012-13, the Husker women's tennis produced the best season in school history, also advancing to the NCAA Sweet 16 behind All-Americans Mary Weatherholt and Patricia Veresova.
Tuttle graduated from Nebraska with her bachelor's degree in athletic training in 2003. While doing her undergraduate work, Tuttle worked with the women's basketball program as a student athletic trainer in 2000-01, while also serving the women's soccer and swimming and diving programs in 2001-02. She worked with the Nebraska football team as a student athletic trainer in 2002-03.
After receiving her certification as an athletic trainer, Tuttle earned her master's degree in sports administration from the University of Houston, while serving as a graduate assistant athletic trainer for the Cougars. Her primary sport responsibilities as a graduate assistant were in volleyball and softball.
Following her time as a graduate assistant, Tuttle earned a full-time position as an assistant athletic trainer at Houston. She worked primarily with the Cougar women's basketball program, while supervising the graduate assistants who covered UH's women's sports. She also assisted with the rehabilitation of Cougar football players.
After three seasons in Houston, Tuttle returned to Creighton in 2006-07 to work with Jays' athletic training program. She was with CU through the 2009-10, before spending a year working in the private sector.
Tuttle earned her first bachelor's degree in social work from Creighton in 1991. She was a social worker for several years in both Illinois and the Omaha area before coming to the University of Nebraska to pursue her career as an athletic trainer.
Originally from Pocahontas, Iowa, Tuttle is a Certified Athletic Trainer through the National Athletic Trainer's Association and has been a member since 2002. She also became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association in 2005. Tuttle is an Approved Clinical Instructor and CPR/AED certified.