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Tim Burke
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Career information
Position(s): RB
College: Luther College (Iowa)
Organizations
 As coach:
1977-1979
1980
1981
1982-1985
1986-1988
1989-1994
1995-1996
1997-1999
2000-2001
2003
2004
2005-2007
2008-2010
2011-present
University of Minnesota
Gardner-Webb University
Appalachian State University
University of South Dakota
University of North Dakota
Ball State University
University of Wyoming
Purdue University
University of Kansas
University of Tennessee
Indiana State University
Calgary Stampeders
Montreal Alouettes
Winnipeg Blue Bombers
 As player:
1974-1977 Luther College (Iowa)

Tim Burke is an American football coach, currently the head coach and defensive coordinator of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League.

CareerEdit

Burke played running back for Luther College from 1974 to 1977.[1] After graduating in 1977, Burke started his coaching career with the University of Minnesota. He later coached at University of South Dakota, University of North Dakota, Ball State University, University of Wyoming, Indiana State University, and University of Kansas. His most notable NCAA coaching job was as the defensive backs coach for Purdue University from 1997 to 1999, where he was a part of two Alamo Bowl championship teams (1997, 1998)

Burke made the move to the CFL as the defensive backs coach with Calgary Stampeders from 2005 to 2007. He later joined the Montreal Alouettes as defensive coordinator from 2008 to 2010, where he won two Grey Cups. In 2011, he took over as defensive coordinator for the Blue Bombers. After the 2011 season, Burke interviewed for the vacant Hamilton Tiger-Cats head coaching position in 2012, but did not get the position. He returned to the Bombers for the 2012 season and was promoted to interim head coach on August 25 after the firing of Paul LaPolice.[2] On November 1, 2012, he had the interim tag removed and was officially named the 29th head coach in team history.[3]

PersonalEdit

Burke is a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He and his wife Rita live in Lawrence, Kansas during the off-season.[1]

Burke has two sons from a previous marriage: Kelly is a sergeant in the United States Air Force and Evan is the captain of gymnastics team at Temple University.[1]

CFL coaching recordEdit

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
WonLostTiesWin %Finish Won Lost Result
WPG2012 460.400 3rd in East Division - - Missed Playoffs
Total 460.400 0 Division
Championships
0 0 0 Grey Cups

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