Burns was promoted to Gallaudet's softball head coach on Oct. 20, 2016.
Burns has been an assistant coach with the Gallaudet softball program for two seasons. GU won 14 games and five conference games in those two seasons.
Burns coached softball at Model Secondary School for the Deaf for seven seasons and won three National Deaf Prep Championships (2003, ’05, ’06) and at the California School for the Deaf-Fremont for six seasons (2009-14) and won two National Deaf Prep Championships (2009, ’13). He was named National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association (NDIAA) Coach of the Year two times (2006, ’13). He also spent time coaching Kendall Demonstration Elementary School softball (1999).
Burns worked at the Model Secondary School for the Deaf as Residence Education Manager for close to a decade. He graduated from Gallaudet in 1998 and earned a master's degree from GU in 2006.
Burns resides in Washington, D.C., and has three sons (Jarrod, Jevon, Jyles).
COACH BURNS RECORD AT GALLAUDET
|2017||16-23-1||7-13||Two All-NEAC selections, best conference record since 2011|
|2018||13-22||5-13||One All-NEAC selection, 2018 NEAC Rookie of the Year|
|2019||12-20||4-14||Two All-NEAC selections (one 2nd team, one 3rd team),
Hannah Neild named Google Cloud Academic All-America Third Team
Burns In The News
- 05/21/19 Bison softball members volunteer at 9th annual Perfect Pitch clinic at PNC Park in Pittsburgh
- 06/07/18 GU softball members volunteer at 8th annual Perfect Pitch clinic at PNC Park in Pittsburgh
- 09/15/17 Bison athletic staffers receive University Service Awards
- 12/06/16 Bison baseball and softball members participate in MLB's PLAY BALL event held at Gallaudet University
- 10/20/16 Justen Burns selected as Gallaudet's new softball coach