Tom Thorkelson ’70

Alumni and Administrator

Assistant Men's and Women's Track Coach in Athletics


Former head track and field coach Tom Thorkelson will return as an assistant coach in charge of the throwing events.

Thorkelson has built the Gustie men's and women's throws units into one of the strongest groups in Division III. Since coming to Gustavus in 1985, Thorkelson has coached Gustavus athletes to a total of 52 male and female All-America performances in the shot put, discus, weight throw, hammer throw, and javelin including three-time NCAA Division III Javelin Champion and 2008 Olympic Trials qualifier, Lisa Brown. 

Education

B.A. Gustavus Adolphus College

Areas of Expertise

Throwing Events


Courses Taught

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
HES-180Women's Outdoor Track222009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, 2001/SP, 2000/SP, and 1999/SP
HES-160Men's Outdoor Track222009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, 2001/SP, 2000/SP, and 1999/SP
HES-176Women's Indoor Track222009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, 2001/SP, 2000/SP, and 1999/SP
HES-157Men's Indoor Track222009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, 2001/SP, 2000/SP, and 1999/SP
HES-279Track Practicum132009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, 2007/JN, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2004/JN, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, 2001/SP, 2000/SP, and 1999/SP

Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.