|Place of birth||Wayland, Massachusetts|
|Team(s) as a coach/administrator|
|2000-2001||New England Patriots|
(Offensive Coaching Assistant)
After graduating from Wayland High School in 1990, Burke spent one year at Phillips Academy. Burke then attended Cornell University where he played lacrosse and football as a quarterback and running back from 1991 to 1995.
Following his playing career at Cornell, Burke played semi-pro football in Spain before returning to become the offensive coordinator for the Salisbury School in Salisbury, Connecticut in 1997 and 1998. While at the Belmont Stakes in 1999, Burke met then-New York Jets assistant head coach Bill Belichick, also a Phillips Academy alumnus, who later hired Burke to an entry-level position with the Jets' coaching staff. When Belichick became head coach of the Patriots in 2000, Burke followed Belichick to New England as an offensive coaching assistant. When Patriots quarterbacks coach Dick Rehbein died in summer 2001, offensive coordinator Charlie Weis gave the then-29-year old Burke the added responsibility of coaching the team's running backs as Weis took over quarterback coaching duties for the team's Super Bowl XXXVI-winning season.
Notes and references
- Curran, Tom E. (2002-01-31). "Paying dues pays off for Burke". The Daily News Transcript. http://www.dailynewstranscript.com/archive/x1530406753. Retrieved 2008-05-31.
- "PHILLIPS ACADEMY CELEBRATES ‘COACH BILL BELICHICK DAY’". Phillips Academy. 2002-02-27. Archived from the original on 2008-05-27. http://web.archive.org/web/20080527064327/http://www.andover.edu/news/coach_b.htm. Retrieved 2008-05-31.
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