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TBurkindineTimothy Neil Burkindine

Attended Norview High School, Norfolk, VA. From 1962-1964. Earned five varsity letters in football, baseball, and wrestling, and was captain of each team. Attended Shawnee Mission North High School 1964-1966. Earned two varsity football letters and a track letter. Was football captain. 1965 team won State Championship. Selected All-State and All-Metro defensive first team, All-league and All-district offensive and defensive first team. Attended Hutchinson Junior College 1966-1967 and lettered in track. Attended Baker fours years, and earned four football and three baseball letters. Named All-Conference, All-District linebacker and running back. Led conference in rushing two years. Set numerous Baker rushing records. Ran for four touchdowns in one game his senior. Rushed for 977 yards senior year (197 yards and two touchdowns against McPherson). Gained 2469 yards in his career. Selected All-American running back. Led baseball team in home runs in 1969, and in home runs and RBI’s in 1970. Member of Kappa Sigma fraternity; campus guide; Student Council vice president; member of legislative board; Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Earned Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Educational Psychology in 1971. Received masters degree from University of Kansas. Involved in tryouts for major league baseball and the national football league. Taught and coached at prairie view high school (KS) and Shawnee Mission South High School, where he was assistant football coach for 12 years and head coach of swimming and diving, track, and softball teams. His SM South teams won many league and state championships. Named head football coach at Blue Valley North in 1989. 1990 team won district championship and was regional runner-up. Coaches 16-18 GCGAA Fastpitch softball. Won four metro and national tournaments. Participated in men’s touch football 1975-1986. Fifth place in national tournament in 1984. Was member of competitive slowpitch softball team that won metro championship three years and made ten trips to nationals. Co-Ed slowptich team was national champions in 1988. Married Madeleine Loftus in 1973. They have two children, Sarah and Emily.

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