Coach Burkholder is entering his third season as the throws coach with the Tritons. He competed in Track & Field at Loras College while earning his B.A. in Kinesiology and Psychology. After graduating he worked with the throwers at Siena Heights University for two years while earning his M.A. in Leadership: Higher Education.
Over the last three seasons at Iowa Central he has been named by the USTFCCC, the Midwest Region Assistant Coach of the Year three times and coached two National Champions, 24 All-Americans, 20 Region XI Champions, and 46 National Qualifiers. His throwers also set a new Region XI Record in the Hammer and have earned Regional Athlete of Year awards, six times.
While coaching at Siena Heights Burkholder helped Kasey Renshaw to a 5th place finish at the USA Indoor National Championships in the weight throw with a mark of 70’10”. During those two years he also coached one National Champion, 12 All-Americans, 36 National Qualifiers, and 11 Conference Champions with 33 All-Conference performances. The throwers also set six new school records, two conference records, and one National record.
2019 Midwest Region Outdoor Women’s Assistant Coach of the Year
2019 Midwest Region Indoor Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year