Coach Amanda Burns began coaching at Linfield in 2014. She led the middle school cross country program for 3 years before moving to the high school as an assistant coach. Prior to coaching at Linfield she trained small running groups and taught a variety of different fitness and strength classes. Coach Burns competed in cross country and track in high school and her passion for the sport has led her to race in marathons, half marathons, triathlons, and everything in between for over the past 20 years. Her desire as a coach is to help athletes be successful by encouraging them to dream big and show up for those dreams. In addition to coaching, Burns is a Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach as a well as a Yoga Teacher. She is married to her husband Rick, and together they have two daughters: Luca (Linfield Class of 2020) and Ryley (Linfield Class of 2022).