Stewart Burke Named Women's Golf Assistant Coach|
Nov. 22, 2016
Stewart Burke, who brings NCAA coaching and playing experience as well as a reputation as a top recruiter, has been named an assistant coach on USC’s women’s golf team, Trojan Women’s Golf Head Coach Andrea Gaston announced today.
The Scotland native comes to USC after spending the last three years as an assistant coach at Kansas State.
“One of the great successes of our program has been our ability to recruit both here and abroad and bring these bright young stars into the Trojan Family,” said Gaston, who boasts All-Americans from North and South America as well as from Europe and Asia. “Stewart will not only provide great energy to our current team, he will energize our recruiting efforts, particularly in the U.K. and Europe.”
Burke began as an assistant coach for the Kansas State women’s golf team in the spring of 2014. He helped the Wildcats post the top two team stroke averages in school history during the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons and, including the just-completed 2016 fall slate, Kansas State won three tournaments during his tenure.
He joined Kansas State after three years working as the Director of Recruitment at United Sports USA, a company that assists NCAA Division I coaches of all sports with recruiting the top student-athletes from the United Kingdom and Europe. A partner who helped set up United Sports USA, Burke also previously worked at a similar organization called First Point USA Sport Scholarship Consultants.
Burke played collegiately at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo., where he graduated with a degree in Sports Management in 2007. He served as an assistant coach with Lindenwood’s men’s and women’s golf teams in 2008.
While competing at Lindenwood from 2003-07, Burke worked at Old Hickory Golf Club in St. Peters, Mo., as the Acting Director of Golf. At Old Hickory, Burke managed personnel, oversaw tournament operations and scoring functions while running the junior summer program, among other responsibilities.