Jason Burton is the new Women’s Basketball Coach in Commerce as announced yesterday. Burton has quite a pedigree and background in Basketball. A native of Plano, he played college Basketball at Austin College, a private school in Sherman. At AC, he was a three-year letterwinner, named team MVP as a senior and represented the college at the 2005 NCAA Leadership Conference. He graduated from AC with a degree in Business Administration and sports management. He graduated from Texas A&M-Commerce Graduate School with an MBA in 2009. So, the guy is smart and hard working, no doubt.
Before assisting A&M Commerce from 2007-2011, Burton coached with the Dallas Mustangs, a non-profit youth basketball program and spent the 2005-06 season as the top assistant for coach for his Alma Mater Austin College. He was at Texas State University as an assistant Coach from 2011-2013, and then became the head coach at Boyd High School in McKinney, which is his most recent job.
Burton helped start and was the co-founder of Dallas Hoop Dreams along with his brother, Brian. While with the Mustangs, he was involved with player’s skill development and program management. At Austin College, he was responsible for many duties, including recruiting, scouting, breaking down of game film and compiling scouting reports.
He comes from a Basketball Family where his Brothers are coaches on the youth and College level. I for one am excited for the hire. I was on campus when Jason was an assistant in Commerce and I really feel this is a good fit for him and the school. His youth, his immersion in the game, and his familiarity with the school, the area, and the players will be a huge boost to the program. I think this is a great hire and I expect the pride to continue to rise.
Welcome back to the Blacklands Jason!
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