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 serves as editor-in-chief of The Gettysburgian. Previously, he served as a staff writer, event coverage coordinator, news editor, and managing news editor. During his tenure, he has written more than 150 articles, and he led the team that won first place in the 2017 Keystone Press Awards for ongoing news coverage of Robert Spencer's visit to Gettysburg College and co-wrote the package of editorials that won first place in the 2018 Keystone Press Awards. He has interned with "Smart Talk" at WITF in Harrisburg and with PA Post. Ben is a political science and public policy double major with a minor in music, and he reads up to seven newspapers daily. Follow him on Twitter @benpontz.

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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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