Burton added as Assistant Basketball Coach at Neosho County CC

First-year Neosho County Men’s Basketball Head Coach Luke Mackay has selected Jordan “JB” Burton as the program’s newest assistant coach. 
Burton comes to Chanute with nearly a decade of coaching experience, the last two coming at the NJCAA Division One level at North Dakota State College of Science. Under Stu Engen’s guidance, NDSCS went 41-13 over the last two seasons, including two Mon-Dak Conference runner-up finishes and a Region XIII runner-up finish in 2020-21. The Wildcats also had two Region XIII Players of the Year, two NJCAA All-Americans and six All-Region XIII selections. Burton was 1-0 as the program’s acting head coach, beating 2021 national tournament qualifier Dawson College.
“JB will bring a passion for developing young men that a community and program can be proud of,” said Mackay. “His high character and work ethic will set a positive example for our athletes. With a background in basketball across multiple levels of the game, JB will give or program some excellent strategic insights that will help our team and individual athletes reach their goals. He is the kind of coach and leader that any campus would be better for having.”
Prior to his time in North Dakota, Burton was the head coach at Lockwood High School, leading the program to a district runner-up finish in 2018-19. JB was a volunteer assistant at Drury University from 2013-16, helping Steve Huber and Molly Miller to a 79-13 record including three NCAA Tournament appearances and a Midwest Region championship.
In his spare time, Burton helps run Victory Ministry’s grassroots basketball program based out of Joplin, Missouri, which has produced two Gatorade Missouri Players of the Year and numerous college signees since his involvement in 2016.
Before beginning his coaching career, Burton was an award-winning sports journalist, writing for companies such as ESPN, SB Nation and Prep Hoops. 
“I’ve been extremely blessed to work under Stu Engen for the last two seasons and now I’m incredibly excited to join Coach Mackay’s staff and the Neosho County family,” said Burton. “Joining a great program in the nation’s best JUCO conference is a tremendous opportunity. I look forward to helping coach Mackay reestablish the tradition-rich program.”
The Joplin, Missouri native received his bachelor’s degree in socio-political communications from Missouri State University in 2015.


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