Keith Burns (American football coach)

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Keith Burns
Current position
TitleDefensive backs coach
ConferenceConference USA
Biographical details
Born (1960-09-26) September 26, 1960 (age 58)
Hurst, Texas
Playing career
Position(s)Defensive back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1984Arkansas (GA)
1985–1988Pacific (CA) (assistant)
1989–1992Rice (assistant)
1993USC (DB)
1994–1997USC (DC)
1998–1999Arkansas (DC)
2004–2009San Jose State (DC)
2010Kansas State (DB)
2011Ole Miss (DB)
2012–2013Oakland Raiders (asst. ST)
2014San Jose (CA) Abp. Mitty HS (asst. HC/DC)
2015–2017San Jose (CA) Abp. Mitty HS
2018–presentUTEP (DB)
Head coaching record
OverallCollege: 7–28
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.[1] 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.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Tulsa Golden Hurricane (Western Athletic Conference) (2000–2002)
2000 Tulsa 5–7 4–4 5th
2001 Tulsa 1–10 0–8 10th
2002 Tulsa 1–11 1–7 T–9th
Tulsa: 7–28 5–19
Total: 7–28

Coaching tree[edit]

Assistant coaches under Burns who became college or NFL head coaches:


  1. ^ Keith Burns. (October 6, 2012). Retrieved on October 10, 2012.
  2. ^ "Football: New Archbishop Mitty coach Keith Burns, a veteran of pro and collegiate ranks, achieves his 'goal' - Varsity Extra". December 16, 2014. Retrieved August 26, 2016.

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