New coach to helm football program

Aaron Park

The Athletic Department announced Tuesday that Michael Burnett will take over as the Football Program Head for the 2018 season.

Burnett most recently coached at Tuscarora High School in Leesburg, Virginia, leading the Huskies to an overall record of 77-24.  Burnett’s accolades include recognition as the NFL Don Shula National High School Coach of the Year in 2015 and three nominations as the Potomac District & Northern Region Coach of the Year in 2014, 2015 and 2017.

“What attracted us most is that we know he’s going to be able to evaluate our talent, see what our strengths are and then implement a system that’s going to play to our strengths,” Head of Athletics Terry Barnum said.

The Athletic Department also announced that Deron Braswell, who served as offensive coordinator last season, will transition to Associate Head Coach and teach Physical Education.  Braswell oversaw an offense that averaged 42.8 points per game last season.

This is a developing story and the Chronicle will have more shortly.