Frank R. Burns
|Frank R. Burns|
|Born||March 16, 1928|
|Died||July 14, 2012
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Rutgers (freshman backfield)
Chatham HS (NJ)
|Head coaching record|
College Football Data Warehouse
|Accomplishments and honors|
Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award (1976)
Frank R. Burns (March 16, 1928 – July 14, 2012) was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at Johns Hopkins University from 1951 to 1952 and at Rutgers University from 1973 to 1983, compiling a career college football record of 84–52–2. In 1978, Burns led the Rutgers Scarlet Knights to their first bowl game, the now-defunct Garden State Bowl.
Burns played football as a quarterback at Rutgers University for four years, from 1945 to 1948. There he ran the T formation under head coach Harvey Harman, completing 117 of 270 passes for 2,389 yards and 35 touchdowns. He was also a member of Delta Upsilon Fraternity.
Later life and death
Head coaching record
|Johns Hopkins Blue Jays (Mason-Dixon Conference) (1951–1952)|
|Rutgers Scarlet Knights (NCAA Division I/I-A Independent) (1973–1983)|
|1978||Rutgers||9–3||L Garden State|
- United Press (August 12, 1951). "Burns, 23, to Coach At Johns Hopkins". The New York Times. Retrieved September 29, 2010.
- Giambusso, David (July 14, 2012). "Frank Burns, former Rutgers football coach, dies at 84". The Star-Ledger (New Jersey On-Line LLC). Retrieved July 14, 2012.
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