Assumption Alumnus Scores on the Field and in the Local Craft Beer Market

Assumption Catholic Secondary School alumnus and assistant football coach, Jerod McCrory, is the owner and operator of Culaccino Bar + Kitchen, located in the heart of downtown Burlington. 

When Jerod isn't busy with his restaurant and bar, he is an assistant coach for the senior (grade 11 and 12) Assumption football team, helping students succeed on the playing field.

Fun Facts about Jerod:

  • An honour role student who was actively involved in his school community, Jerod was a multi-sport athlete, playing football, basketball, and took part in track and field at Assumption.
  • Jerod graduated from Assumption in 2007, and was the recipient of the prestigious Meco Poliziani Award, named after the first Physical Education department head at Assumption School. The award is given each year to an avid student athlete who demonstrates outstanding athletic leadership and abilities.
  • Jerod graduated with a Degree in Business Management & Organizational Studies (BMOS) at Western University.
  • He was also the recipient of the John Molson scholarship and the Rotary scholarship.

When asked about Jerod's involvement with the school community, Ivan Yurgan, Student Services department head and football coach at Assumption Catholic Secondary School replied:

"The young men love and respect him tremendously. Jerod is like the son I never had and many of my former players are like this to me, and it makes me proud that Jerod continues to keep the close connection with his Assumption teammates. Needless to say it makes me feel like a proud father. This young man was a positive role model in our Assumption community and continues this in his adult and business life."

About Culaccino Bar + Kitchen

With a focus on shareables, family style, and Italian flair, Culaccino Bar + Kitchen creates dishes with seasonal and locally sourced ingredients! Guests at Culaccino can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere inside the restaurant, and also on the patio, while enjoying Italian inspired dishes paired with craft beer​ from local breweries in Ontario. 

For more information, please check out the following video on what Culaccino Bar + Kitchen​ has to offer. Visit for more details. ​​​​

We wish HCDSB alumnus, Jerod McCrory continued success with his business, and thank him for his years of service to the Assumption school community! ​


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