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David  Burnett
 David Burnett
Position:
Assistant Track Coach


In fourth year as top assistant at WWU … 2014 USTFCCCA West Region Assistant Coach of the Year … During his tenure, Vikings have achieved four top 25 NCAA team finishes … Won five Great Northwest Athletic Conference championships, two men's indoor and three men's outdoor … Coached 9 NCAA Outdoor All-Americans, 27 GNAC champions and four USTFCCCA Academic All-Americans  … His athletes have posted 12 NCAA automatic qualifying marks, 67 NCAA provisional qualifying marks and broken 43 school records …146 have earned GNAC All Conference … Assistant at NCAA Division I University of Texas at San Antonio from 2006 to 2011, earning Southland Conference Assistant Coach of the Year honors all five seasons and nominee for South Central Region Assistant Coach of the Year recognition in 2008 and 2010 … During UTSA tenure, Roadrunners won seven conference team track championships, five indoor and two outdoor … At 2010 national indoor championships, UTSA took DI-AAA All Sports Trophy which goes to highest placing team that does not sponsor football, and in 2008 the Roadrunners were ranked in the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Top 25 national poll … Coached 18 Midwest Regional all-stars, 20 league champions and 12 school record setters … Among athletes coached were sprinter Teddy Williams (currently plays special teams with NFL Carolina Panthers), a four-time All-American who reached semifinals in 100 meters at 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials, and William Vesse, a four-time SLC champion in the 110 hurdles who finished fourth in the 2008 Nigerian Olympic Trials … In 2009, UTSA Athletic Department created David Burnett Roadrunner Pride Award to honor hard-working student-athlete showing dedication and school pride … As UTSA athlete, earned inaugural Southland Conference Steve McCarty Citizenship Award as senior as top overall student athlete in the conference, helping Roadrunners to first league indoor title … Twice team captain and 10-time all-conference performer … Won 400 meters at league indoor meet in 2005 … Twice Midwest Regional qualifier and four-time member of the SC Commissioners Honor Roll … NCAA Inspiration Award nominee and semifinalist for John Wooden Golden Cup Inspiration Award … Earned bachelor's degree at UTSA in 2006, majoring in kinesiology, and began work on master's degree as Roadrunner coach … Attended Carroll High School in Corpus Christi, Texas … Three-sport star, being named South Texas Athlete of the Year as senior, twice earning all-state honors in track … In 2002, ranked 11th nationally in 100 … Married to former Jessica Gertz, who is a USA triathlon competitor, competed in track at both Concordia University, St. Paul and Minnesota State University, Mankato … 31 years old.

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