Burke ‘Parting Ways’ with Gettysburg Football Program After Two Seasons

Kevin Burke '90 was announced Thursday as the new coach of the Gettysburg College football team

Kevin Burke ’90 during his introductory press conference

By Benjamin Pontz, Editor-in-Chief

Head Football Coach Kevin Burke ’90 will depart his post atop the Gettysburg College football program after two seasons, Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Mike Mattia announced Thursday afternoon.

Under Burke’s leadership, the team went 2-18.

Co-defensive coordinator Mike Hoyt will assume leadership of the team on an interim basis as the college prepares to conduct a national search for Burke’s successor.

Burke succeeded his mentor, Barry Streeter, who led the football program for 38 seasons from 1978 through 2017.

This story will be updated.

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Author: Benjamin Pontz

Benjamin Pontz '20 served as Editor-in-Chief of The Gettysburgian from 2018 until 2020, Managing News Editor from 2017 until 2018, News Editor in the spring of 2017, and Staff Writer during the fall of 2016. During his tenure, he wrote 232 articles. He led teams that won two first place Keystone Press Awards for ongoing news coverage (once of Bob Garthwait's resignation, and the other of Robert Spencer's visit to campus) and was part of the team that wrote a first-place trio of editorials in 2018. He also received recognition for a music review he wrote in 2019. A political science and public policy major with a music minor, he graduated in May of 2020 and will pursue a master's degree in public policy on a Fulbright Scholarship at the University of Manchester before enrolling in law school.

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  1. Best feature of out football games last few years has been the band! It is great!
    Have full confidence that new AD and president will correct the football team performance and in concert, reverse campus apathy on Saturday afternoons.
    Can you believe that in 60’s and 70’s fans had to arrive hour ahead to get good seats, or any seats?
    Why not football and basketball Bullet teams equal to the high success of our other great teams?

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