Coach Burkholder is entering his second 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.
During Burkholder’s first year at Iowa Central he was named Regional Assistant Coach of the Year and coached 2 National Champions, 9 All-Americans, 9 Regional Champions, and 15 National Qualifiers. The throwers also set a new Regional Record in the Hammer.
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 1 National Champion, 12 All-Americans, 36 National Qualifiers, and 11 Conference Champions with 33 All-Conference performances. The throwers also set 6 new School Records, 2 Conference Records, and 1 National Record.