DeChon Burns

Varsity Football Head Coach

dburns@linfield.com

Coach DeChon Burns has been at the helm of the Lions Football Program since 2013. He attended Rubidoux High School where he was a three-year varsity football starter as running back and defensive back. He then went on to further his athletic career at the University of Southern California as a defensive back. Coach Burns made the transition to coaching, beginning at Beverly Hills High School and later moved on to coach at Bishop Amat High School for six years. He then went on to coach at the University of Florida and advanced to the NFL as the assistant defensive line/special teams’ coach for the Washington Redskins where he coached Hall of Famers Bruce Smith, Darrell Green, and Champ Bailey. Burns has also coached for the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Texas Southern University, and University of Texas at El Paso, UFL Sacramento Lions, East/West Shrine Game, and Texas vs The Nation All Star Game. Coach Burns strives to develop and coach a brand of football that brings honor and glory to God at an extremely competitive level that will produce championship caliber results. He enjoys the ability to coach in an environment that allows an open love for the Lord and considers his development of young men on and off the field as a blessing. Coach Burns has three children: Lorenzo (LC class of 2016), Simeon (LC class of 17), and Melaina Burns (class of 2020).