Coach Burke gets 'Hall' nod
MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Wayland resident and legendary Prattsburgh baseball and basketball coach Jim Burke was entered into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame last week with a ceremony in Minneapolis, MN.
Burke, who picked up his 500th coaching victory in his team’s first game last year, announced his retirement from coaching basketball following his Vikings’ Class D championship game loss to CG Finney back in March.
He is also a member of the Wayland-Cohocton, New York State and Section V Hall of Fame.
Also in attendance in Minneapolis was wife Lucy, daughters Jamie and Lindsay, brother Sam, and JV coach Ted Haydon.
“The induction was awesome,” said coach Burke, following the event. “Family and friends were invited on stage with us while we were being presented with our award.”