Barton football hires first assistant with Treiston Burnette as the program’s defensive coordinator
Dec 07, 2018
WILSON, N.C. – Barton College head football coach Chip Hester has announced the addition of Treiston Burnette as the program's defensive coordinator and the first assistant hired for the newly-formed team.
Burnette comes to Barton after spending the past two years (2017-18) as Defensive Coordinator and Defensive Backs Coach at Averett University, an NCAA Division III school in Danville, Va. This past season, the Cougars had their best record in school history at 8-2 while Burnette guided the conference's top defensive unit.
Averett's defense produced 13 All-USA South Conference selections the past two seasons including the 2018 league defensive rookie of the year. The Cougars also allowed just 13.8 points per game on average in 2017 and 2018 and won a combined 14 contests.
"We are very fortunate to have Treiston (Burnette) at Barton College," said Hester. "He is an experienced and successful defensive coordinator that believes in developing young people in all aspects of their lives."
Prior to Averett, Burnette spent five years on the coaching staff at Guilford, an NCAA Division III school in Greensboro, N.C., holding the following positions: defensive backs coach (2011, 2013-14), linebackers coach (2012) and co-defensive coordinator (2015-16).
The last two years as coordinator with the Quakers, Guilford went 17-3 and coached Satiir Stevenson and Jermario Gooch to All-American honors.
Burnette also served as a football operations intern for the Atlantic Coast Conference (2008-10).
Burnette, a native of Siler City, N.C., lettered one year in both football and baseball at Guilford. Burnette earned his bachelor's degree at UNC Greensboro in 2012. Burnette is also a 2005 graduate of Jordan-Matthews High School.
Barton is scheduled to begin intercollegiate play in 2020. The school is fielding its first team since 1950 (then known as Atlantic Christian College).
Post by marchingband1969 on Sept 10, 2023 20:36:50 GMT -5
Let's hope AD Hilton does not schedule Chip Hester and these guys for a tune-up game early next season. Based on what I've seen the past two games from us, it could be embarrassing. I think we would give most DII teams a tough game.