Edmond North names Scott Burger as new head football coach

by Scott Wright Published: May 29, 2013
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Burger played under Little at Putnam City West, then played quarterback for two years at Wichita State before transferring to Central Oklahoma, where he was an NAIA All-American.

He spent Wednesday observing his new team at a camp in Yukon, and meeting coaches, administrators and parents.

“The next obvious position for him was head coach,” Wilson said. “He has a great football mind. He’s a good character guy. He has all the things you’re looking for in a head coach. We hate to lose him, but you’ve got to be excited for him to get the same opportunity some crazy person gave me here at one point.”

After spending 29 years at one school, Burger knew it would be a difficult decision to leave. But something about the Edmond North job fit. “It’s very hard to leave friends I’ve been with for so long,” Burger said. “Being a head coach is always something I’ve wanted to do. My wife and I have prayed about it, and things happen for a reason. I think I was at Putnam City North for so long for a reason, and it’s time to go.

“(Wednesday) was unbelievable, meeting the coaches, administrators, parents, the kids — it couldn’t have been any better. It really made it feel like this was supposed to happen.”

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by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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