2023 TFC presentations by Bob Thurnhofferby Track Football Consortium TFC
2023 TFC presentation by Bob Thurnhoffer
Jumps and Sprints Coach
University of Louisville
Bob Thurnhoffer joined the Louisville Cardinals after amassing 18 years of collegiate coaching experience at three different institutions at the Division I level. Over the course of his career, Thurnhoffer has coached his athletes to 17 NCAA All-American honors, 20 NCAA final qualifiers, 77 NCAA west preliminary round qualifiers, 119 individual conference championships, 156 all-conference honors, and 121 school record performances.
Thurnhoffer comes to Louisville after spending the last two seasons as an assistant coach at the University of New Mexico where he coached athletes in all speed/power events (sprints, jumps, hurdles, relays, throws). During his time at UNM, he coached 14 NCAA All-Americans, 25 Mountain West champions, 14 NCAA final qualifiers, 24 NCAA west preliminary round qualifiers, and helped set 19 new school records.
The 2022-23 season saw unprecedented success at the national level for the Lobo long jumpers as both Jake Burkey and Lokesh Sathyanathan, who have since transferred to Louisville, were recognized as NCAA All-Americans in the men’s long jump. The duo also dominated the Mountain West conference with Burkey winning the indoor conference title (7.87m) and Sathyanathan capturing the outdoor crown (8.02m). Both set Mountain West Championship Long Jump Records Indoor and Outdoor in the process. Thurnhoffer also guided Sathyanathan to the 2023 Mountain West Outdoor Track & Field Male Performer of the Meet, and Student Athlete of the Year awards following his success during the outdoor campaign. He also engineered one of the top long sprint programs in the NCAA coaching the men’s 4x400m (3:04.13) and Jovahn Williamson in the 400m (45.74) to NCAA Outdoor All-American status, along with top marks of 45.82 from freshman Brodie Young and 45.87 out of Jevon O’Bryant.
After his first season in Albuquerque, Thurnhoffer was named the 2022 USTFCCCA Mountain Region Outdoor Men’s Assistant Coach of the Year following an outdoor season that saw his athletes earn 16 All-MWC honors while earning nine gold medals at the conference championship meet.