Keith Burns (American football coach)
|Title||Defensive backs coach|
|Born||September 26, 1960|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1985–1988||Pacific (CA) (assistant)|
|2004–2009||San Jose State (DC)|
|2010||Kansas State (DB)|
|2011||Ole Miss (DB)|
|2012–2013||Oakland Raiders (asst. ST)|
|2014||San Jose (CA) Abp. Mitty HS (asst. HC/DC)|
|2015–2017||San Jose (CA) Abp. Mitty HS|
|Head coaching record|
High School: 18-17
Melvin Keith Burns (born September 26, 1960) is an American football coach. He served as head football coach at the University of Tulsa from 2000 to 2002, compiling an overall college football record of seven wins and 28 losses. Burns has also been the defensive coordinator at Pacific, USC, University of Arkansas and San Jose State. While at Arkansas in 1998, Burns was a finalist for the Broyles Award, given annually to the nation's top college football assistant coach. He was also an assistant special teams coach for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). After serving as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator for Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, Burns was promoted to head coach effective for 2015.
Head coaching record
|Tulsa Golden Hurricane (Western Athletic Conference) (2000–2002)|
Assistant coaches under Burns who became college or NFL head coaches:
- Dennis Allen: Oakland Raiders (2012–2014)
- Matt Wells: Utah State (2013–2018), Texas Tech (2019–present)
- Keith Burns. Olemisssports.com (October 6, 2012). Retrieved on October 10, 2012.
- "Football: New Archbishop Mitty coach Keith Burns, a veteran of pro and collegiate ranks, achieves his 'goal' - Varsity Extra". mercurynews.com. December 16, 2014. Retrieved August 26, 2016.