Andrew Burns | Head Coach
701.893.3200 | Andrew.Burns@jp2schools.org
Coach Burns is entering his third season as the head coach for the Shanley boys’ basketball program. He is from Moorhead, MN, attended and graduated from Moorhead High, and then graduated from MSUM in 2012. He currently teaches at Shanley High School and Sullivan Middle School in the Social Studies Department. While with the boys basketball program, Coach Burns has had the opportunity to work with some great athletes who have enjoyed tremendous success in athletics and life outside of competition. He has been a part of 6 state tournament appearances for the Deacons, including a State tournament runner-up finish in 2012 followed by a State title in 2013. This past season the Deacons returned to the state tournament for the second consecutive year and ended the season with a victory over Bismarck St. Mary’s for a 5th place finish at state. He has had the privilege to coach with and play under some great coaches. He has taken advantage of those experiences, has learned from each of them, and brings that knowledge with him. Coach Burns believes in creating a competitive culture centered on being great teammates. He believes the program’s core values of ACCOUNTABILITY, COMPETTITVENESS, ENTHUSIASM, APPRECIATION, & TEAMSHIP, can help shape a young athlete’s ability to perform on the basketball court but also gives them the foundation to succeed outside of basketball. He understands building and sustaining strong character as team and program is important, but also improving individual skills and technique is vital to staying competitive. Coach Burns and his staff look forward to assisting your son in becoming a better basketball player and teammate while at the camps this summer no matter their age or skill level. Coaches will give instruction in basketball fundamentals, skill development and technique, and handling competitive scenarios while at the camps. Developing a tough mindset will be the common theme and focus for the entire basketball program this summer and heading into next season. Coach Burns welcomes anyone interested in improving, competing, and having a good time on the basketball court to join camp this summer!