Coach Bill Burke has been a golf coach for over 30 years. After coaching at the Chambersburg Area Senior High School for 23 years, he came to Penn State Mont Alto, where he has been a part of the athletic coaching staff for the past 10 seasons. Coach Burke's diverse athletic background includes playing varsity basketball, football, baseball and track during his high school years. He then went on to Shippensburg University where he played on the varsity golf team. After coaching football, basketball and golf at the high school level, Burke was eager to bring his knowledge of golf to the collegiate level.
His experience as a player and a coach has led him to many winnings, including 2003 and 2004 CCAC Champions. In 2009, the Mont Alto Golf team swept away the PSUAC Championship title while finishing a close second in the USCAA National Tournament. Coach Burke had the USCAA national individual champion from 2009 at Mont Alto, Kevin Reiber won both the PSUAC and USCAA titles. Reiber also was named USCAA All-American and Seth Besecker received USCAA Academic All-American for his success in the classroom also in 2009.
In 2010 once again, the Mont Alto Golf team conquered the PSUAC Championship Tournament, bringing home the title again. Sophomore captain, Dan Zeiders was the 2010 PSUAC Individual Champion as well as being named USCAA All-American and USCAA Academic All-American for his achievements on the course and in the classroom. Freshmen Scott Levy was the PSUAC Individual Runner-up and also earned USCAA All-American. The golf team won every regular season match in the conference this past fall. The leadership of Head Coach Bill Burke has continuously led the golf team to winning many championships, for this, Burke was named PSUAC Golf Coach of the year again in 2010.
Burke's mission is to guide his golf team to a successful winning season and at the same time have the players succeed accademically.