Greg Burns (American football)

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Greg Burns
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Defensive backs coach
Team California
Conference Pac-12
Biographical details
Born November 9, 1972
Brooklyn, New York
Alma mater Washington St.
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1996
1997
1998–2001
2002–2005
2006
2007
2008–2011
2012
2013
2014-present
Washington St.(GA)
Idaho (DB)
Louisville (DB)
USC (DB)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (DB)
Kansas St. (DB)
Arizona St. (DB)
Purdue (DB)
UMass (DB)
California (DB)

Greg Burns (born November 9, 1972 in Brooklyn, NY) is currently the defensive backs coach for the California Golden Bears football team.

College career[edit]

Burns played defensive back at Washington State University where he was a four-year letterwinner. In his sophomore season he earned All-PAC-10 honors as an honorable mention.

Coaching career[edit]

Burns spent a year as a graduate assistant at Washington State in 1996 and earned his master's degree from WSU in 1997. He spent the 1997 season as an assistant at Idaho. He then coached defensive backs at Louisville from 1998 to 2001. During his tenure with the Cardinals he coached six All-Conference cornerbacks. Burns them moved on to coach the secondary at USC from 2002 to 2005 under head coach Pete Carroll. At USC Burns was a coach on the Trojans back-to-back National Championships in 2003 and 2004. He would also coach two All-American Safeties during his USC tenure. In 2006 Burns moved on to the professional ranks, coaching defensive backs for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He then spent one season in 2007 with Kansas St. as a defensive back coach. He then held the same position with Arizona St. from 2008 to 2011 and Purdue in 2012. In 2013 Burns was named to the staff at UMass to serve as the teams' defensive backs coach.

In his career, Burns has coached in 10 Bowl games, including four BCS Bowl Games and two national championship games.

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