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Greg Burns (American football)

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Sport(s)  Football
1997  Idaho (DB)
Positions  Defensive back
Alma mater  Washington State
1998–2001  Louisville (DB)
Titles  Defensive back
1991–1993, 1995  Washington State
Name  Greg Burns
Conference  Pacific-12 Conference
1996  Washington State (GA)
Role  American football player

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Born  November 9, 1972 (age 43) Brooklyn, New York (1972-11-09)
Education  Washington State University
Team  California Golden Bears football

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Greg Burns (born November 9, 1972) is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the defensive backs coach for the California Golden Bears football team.


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Playing career

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Burns played defensive back at Washington State University where he was a four-year letter-winner. In his sophomore season he earned All-PAC-10 honors as an honorable mention.

Coaching career

Burns spent a year as a graduate assistant at Washington State in 1996 and earned his master's degree from WSU in 1997. He spent the 1997 season as an assistant at Idaho. He then coached defensive backs at Louisville from 1998 to 2001. During his tenure with the Cardinals he coached six All-Conference cornerbacks. Burns them moved on to coach the secondary at USC from 2002 to 2005 under head coach Pete Carroll. At USC Burns was a coach on the Trojans back-to-back National Championships in 2003 and 2004. He would also coach two All-American Safeties during his USC tenure. In 2006 Burns moved on to the professional ranks, coaching defensive backs for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He then spent one season in 2007 with Kansas State as a defensive back coach. He then held the same position with Arizona State from 2008 to 2011 and Purdue in 2012. In 2013 Burns was named to the staff at UMass to serve as the teams' defensive backs coach.

In his career, Burns has coached in 10 bowl games, including four Bowl Championship Series (BCS) bowl games and two national championship games.


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