Tom Thorkelson ’70

Alumni and Staff

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


Former head track and field coach Tom Thorkelson currently serves 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

Interests

golf and Jazz and swing music


Courses Taught

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
HES-176 Women's Indoor Track 22 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, 2001/SP, 2000/SP, and 1999/SP
HES-180 Women's Outdoor Track 22 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, 2001/SP, 2000/SP, and 1999/SP
HES-160 Men's Outdoor Track 22 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, 2001/SP, 2000/SP, and 1999/SP
HES-157 Men's Indoor Track 22 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2003/SP, 2002/SP, 2001/SP, 2000/SP, and 1999/SP
HES-279 Track Practicum 13 2009/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.