Jordy Bernhard begins his first season on the Tulane football staff in 2010 as the graduate assistant for the defense.
Bernhard comes to Tulane after spending 2009 in Salzburg, Austria, where he served in a unique role as the offensive quarterback and offensive coordinator of the Salzburg Bulls. During his time there, he threw 24 touchdowns and just two interceptions and led the team to the Silver Bowl Championship game.
Prior to Salzburg, he spent the majority of 2008 in the private sector.
A native of New Orleans, Bernhard received bachelor's degrees in both finance and accounting from Hardin Simmons University in 2007. During his time at HSU, he was a four-year letterman as a quarterback and was named to both the American Southwest Conference Academic All-Conference team and to the CoSIDA District VI All-Academic team.
Bernhard began his collegiate career at the University of Indiana as a preferred walk-on during the 2003-04 season and was a member of the Hoosier's travel squad a freshman. He was a member of the Phi Eta Sigma and Alpha Lambda National Honor Society during his time at IU.
Bernhard prepped at Coppell (Texas) High School and was an all-district and all-area selection and was named to the all-district and all-state academic teams. He was received the U.S. Army Department National Scholar-Athlete Award as well.
Bernhard and his wife, Katianne, were married this past summer.