Burkholder Promoted to Head Track and Field Coach for the Tritons

Burkholder Promoted to Head Track and Field Coach for the Tritons

FORT DODGE – Jordan Burkholder, a native of Cuba City, WI has been promoted to the position of Head Track and Field Coach for the Tritons with the departure of Nigel Bigbee. Bigbee spent one year at the helm, leading the men's team to the 2019 Indoor NJCAA National Title. Burkholder who is entering his third season as the throws coach for the programs has already made a significant impact on the program.  Director of Track and Field & Cross Country, Dee Brown said "we couldn't be luckier to promote from within and put Jordan in the driver's seat of our teams". Burkholder will be only the fourth head coach for the Tritons in their 16-year history.  Brown led the teams from their inception in 2005 until 2009 when the late Denny Myers took over for the next ten years, while Bigbee took command last season.  "Jordan understands our culture and tradition here. He knows our athletes and is the best fit for this position," said Brown.

In his three seasons with the Tritons, Burkholder has been named the USTFCCCA Midwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year for either men or women three different times. He has coached two National Champions, 24 All-Americans, 20 NJCAA Region XI Champions and 46 National Qualifiers. Burkholder earned his B.A. in Kinesiology and Psychology at Loras College in Dubuque, IA while competing as an athlete. He then earned his M.A. in Leadership: Higher Education while coaching throwers at Siena Heights University for two years.