Rich Burnett

About Rich Burnett

Rich Burnett is the current Head Strength Coach for Greater Atlanta Christian School,
overseeing all aspects of strength and conditioning, performance training classes, and speed and agility for GAC athletics. Before being promoted to Head Strength Coach in 2018, Coach Burnett spent two years as GAC’s first-ever full-time Assistant Strength Coach under Coach Gary Schofield Jr. In addition to S&C duties and PT classes, Coach Burnett is currently the Physical Education Chair for K-12 and previously served as the Head Volleyball Coach for the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

Coach Burnett comes from Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi, where he was hired as the
Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning for Islanders Athletics in September 2012 and elevated to Head Strength and Conditioning Coach in October 2014. Before taking a position on a full-time basis, Burnett worked as graduate assistant in the department while working toward his M.S. in Kinesiology.

Burnett is an NSCA-Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He also has his SCCC
credential through the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa) and is FMS Level 1 certified. He earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Texas A&M – Corpus Christi in May 2011 and completed his master’s degree with a 4.0 GPA in December 2012. An active contributor to both the National High School Strength Coaches Association (NHSSCA) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Burnett has served as an Advisory Board member of the NSCA Texas State Division and has presented at several NSCA state and national conferences. In addition to the NSCA, Burnett is also an active member of the National High School Strength Coaches Association.

He previously worked as an Athletics Performance Coach at Pinnacle Performance and Fitness.
Burnett also graduated from the United States Marine Corps Officer Candidate School in 2009 and continued his training before a voluntary disenrollment from the Platoon Leaders Course program in April 2010.