American Football Database
Ned Burke
Personal information
Place of birth Wayland, Massachusetts
Career information
Position(s) Coaching Assistant
College Cornell
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
2000-2001 New England Patriots
(Offensive Coaching Assistant)

Ned Burke (born in Wayland, Massachusetts[1]) is a former American football coaching assistant for the New England Patriots of the National Football League.[1]

Playing career

After graduating from Wayland High School in 1990,[1] Burke spent one year at Phillips Academy.[2] Burke then attended Cornell University where he played lacrosse and football as a quarterback and running back from 1991 to 1995.[1]

Coaching career

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.[1] 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.[1] When Belichick became head coach of the Patriots in 2000, Burke followed Belichick to New England as an offensive coaching assistant.[1] 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.[1]

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Curran, Tom E. (2002-01-31). "Paying dues pays off for Burke". The Daily News Transcript. Retrieved 2008-05-31.
  2. "PHILLIPS ACADEMY CELEBRATES ‘COACH BILL BELICHICK DAY’". Phillips Academy. 2002-02-27. Archived from the original on 2008-05-27. Retrieved 2008-05-31.