Coach Burns first started teaching history and coaching at Garrison in 1995. He has coached the Varsity, the Junior Varsity and Middle School basketball teams here at GFS.
Coach Burns started coaching in 1986 as a Middle School Coach at the Sanford School in Hockessin, DE. He then coached the Boys’ Varsity team at Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia, PA.
His main coaching philosophy is that what works in basketball works in life and vice versa. The same qualities that bring you success on the court bring you success off the court. Coach Burns believes that athletics are just as important as the classroom in terms of developing young people. He is also a defensive coach. "My favorite thing to do is to teach players how to play great defense."
Coach Burns was the Captain of his Varsity high school basketball team in 1979. He currently live in Hampstead, MD with my wife Gabriela and my daughter Maria.