Aguilera Added to Northwestern Performance Staff

Northwestern has announced the hiring of Carter Aguilera as its new Head Athletic Performance Coach.

“I am excited to have Carter join our staff at Northwestern,” Vice President for Athletics Tony Hoops stated. “His contagious energy, growth mindset, and passion for the Christian mission of our college stood out, making him the right candidate for this position.”

A 2023 graduate of Minnesota State University, Mankato, Aguilera earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and in 2024 received a master’s degree in exercise physiology. Since 2020, he has been a strength and conditioning coach for the Mavericks’ golf, wrestling, and cheer and dance teams. He has also worked as a strength coach at Maple Grove High School and a student assistant for Minnesota State track and field.

“Accepting the role of head strength coach at Northwestern College fills me with immense pride and gratitude,” Aguilera said. “It’s more than just a job; it’s an opportunity to be part of a community that shares my passion for excellence and growth, and to follow my heart to a place where I can make a meaningful impact every day. The opportunity to inspire and empower student-athletes fills me with a sense of purpose and excitement that words can’t fully express.”

As a student-athlete, Aguilera received accolades as a thrower, being named a 2022 discus All-American and conference champion, and an All-Conference and conference champion weight thrower.

“Carter will enhance Red Raider Athletics in many ways working directly with our student-athletes to become great functional athletes,” Hoops commented.