David Burnett - Assistant Track & Field Coach
In second year as top assistant at WWU ... During his tenure Vikings have won three Great Northwest Athletic Conference championships (two men's indoor and one men's outdoor) ... Has coached one NCAA II Indoor participant, 14 GNAC champions, 35 provisional qualifying marks and 28school records have been broken ... Assistant at NCAA Division I University of Texas at San Antonio from 2007 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 cornerback with NFL Dallas Cowboys), 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 SC Steve McCarty Citizenship Award as senior, 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 competed in track at both Concordia University, St. Paul and Minnesota State University, Mankato ... 29 years old.