Judson Soccer Coach Steve Burke Receives Coaching Award from NISOA
(KANSAS CITY, Mo. - January 25, 2012) Judson's Men's Soccer Coach Steve Burke was given the National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association (NISOA) Coaching Award through the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA), earning yet another coaching award in his storied career at Judson. On Friday, January 13, Burke was named the 2011 Frank Jewel Award winner for his character and coaching ability on the field.
The Frank Jewel award goes to the coach who has given of himself to make the NCCAA an association where fair play and sportsmanship is the norm. Frank Jewel initiated this award in 2007 and Joe Harding, John McGillivray, Josh Beers, and Dr. Chris Davis have been the past recipients. The award was given to Burke at the NCCAA men's soccer meetings at the NSCAA Convention in Kansas City, Mo.
Burke has been the NCCAA National Coach of the Year four times in his career and the NCCAA Regional Coach of the Year nine times. He has also been awarded the CCAC Coach of the Year six times. He leads in all-time wins for the NCCAA and NAIA with 498 career wins and Judson holds the record for most program wins in both the NCCAA and NAIA.
Coach Burke's son, Corey Burke, is a current Judson student and athlete for the men's soccer team. Corey was named the NCCAA's National Player of the Year and became the program's first ever CoSIDA Academic All-American on November 29, 2011.
Read more about Coach Burke's successful career, his son Corey Burke, and their love for the sport that spans three generations in a November 2011 article for the Chicago Tribune.