When Charlie Strong left Louisville for Texas three years ago the majority of his staff followed him to Austin. Former Cardinal quarterback Justin Burke was a graduate assistant at UofL under Charlie Strong shortly after his playing career ended in 2010.
The Lexington native was a special assistant at Texas for two years and spent this past season as a quality control special assistant working with tight ends. Burke recently landed a bigger role on Charlie Strong’s new South Florida staff. USF announced earlier this week that Burke has been hired as the tight ends and special teams coach.
“Justin is a bright young coach with a great future and I’m happy he’s joining us at USF,” Strong said in a statement. “He’s a former collegiate quarterback and an All-Big East Academic Team honoree with an MBA, so he’s a smart guy with recent playing experience and will work great with our players at USF.”
Burke was a two-year letter winner and started eight games as a quarterback at Louisville before graduating with a degree in accounting in 2009. He started his career at North Carolina State before transferring to Louisville.