Tim Wunderlich joined the Big Green track staff in the fall of 2014 and began working with Dartmouth’s jumpers and multi-event athletes.
Throughout his short tenure at Dartmouth, Wunderlich has already produced eight Ivy League Champions, six school records, one Ivy League Championships Men’s Outstanding Athlete, one Ivy League Championships Women’s Outstanding Athlete, one USTFCCCA Women’s Northeast Field Athlete of the Year, and three All-American awards.
In 2017, Wunderlich’s multi-event athletes were responsible for scoring a large portion of the team points at both the Indoor and Outdoor Ivy League Championships. Finishing 2-3-4 in the indoor heptathlon and 1-2-4 in the outdoor decathlon helped Dartmouth’s men’s team finish higher than they have in 20 years. Wunderlich oversaw freshman Cha’Mia Rothwell win an Ivy League title in the women’s long jump, easily breaking the Dartmouth school record with a jump of 6.17m. He also coached Nico Robinson to his dominant performance in the men’s decathlon at the Outdoor Heptagonals. Wunderlich himself qualified and finished 9th in the Men’s Decathlon at the 2017 Outdoor USATF Championships. He went on to represent Team USA later this past summer at the prestigious Thorpe Cup, an annual USA versus Germany multi-event competition.
Wunderlich had his best season as a Dartmouth coach in 2016 as Kaitlin Whitehorn won both the Indoor and Outdoor Heptagonal Championship in the high jump. After each Ivy title, Whitehorn would go on to earn All-American First Team status at the NCAA Championships, taking seventh during the indoor season and third during the outdoor campaign. Whitehorn became the first Dartmouth woman ever to win three outdoor titles in the high jump and the first ever to win three in a row as well. In all, she finished her collegiate career with six titles in the event.
Under Wunderlich’s coaching, Whitehorn would go on to compete in the 2016 Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon, where she would smash her own Dartmouth record and finish fifth (1.89m), just missing out on a shot at going to Rio.
Before coaching at Dartmouth, Wunderlich was the top assistant at Marietta College (OH) from 2012-2014 where he oversaw athletes in the jumps, throws, and multi-events. He was responsible for three school records and four conference champions during this time.
In addition to coaching, in 2014 Wunderlich qualified for both the indoor and outdoor USATF Championships in the decathlon and heptathlon, finishing 12th in the former and sixth in the latter. The previous year, he represented his country as part of Team USA at the 2013 Pan American Combined Events Cup, placing fifth in the decathlon.
Upon his graduation from Dartmouth, Wunderlich went on to serve as a volunteer assistant coach at Johns Hopkins (2009-10), and a graduate assistant coach at the University of Central Missouri (2010-12). While at UCM, Wunderlich pursued his Masters in Kinesiology and Exercise Science while working closely with athletes in the jumps and multi-events. Wunderlich also developed training programs for UCM’s sprinters and javelin throwers. As a graduate assistant, Wunderlich guided Lindsay Lettow and Brent Vogel to National Championships in the Heptathlon and Decathlon, respectively, as well as witnessing Lindsay Lettow place eighth in the 2012 Olympic Trials in the Women’s Heptathlon. Wunderlich was a part of 13 Indoor and 15 Outdoor All-American performances during his tenure with UCM. In 2012, Wunderlich himself posted the 23rd-best mark in the US in the decathlon, achieving the Olympic Trials "B" standard with a score of 7,636 points.
Wunderlich’s hiring was a homecoming of sorts for the 2009 graduate with a degree in human biology. As a student-athlete, the Westminster, Maryland, native was an Ivy League champion in the decathlon as a junior and was honored with the Everett L. Palmer Award as a senior for his contributions to the program.
As a member of the Big Green, Wunderlich was a three-time NCAA Regional qualifier in the javelin, a two-time USTFCCCA DI All-Academic Team selection, and was a three-time second team all-conference student-athlete between javelin and the decathlon.