Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback coach Jon Kitna is making a return to the high school coaching ranks as the new head coach for Burleson High School.
🚨𝐁𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆: Former NFL QB, Dallas Cowboys assistant Jon Kitna will be the next head coach for Burleson High School
— SportsDayHS (@SportsDayHS) March 10, 2020
Before joining the Dallas Cowboys, Kitna spent time in Arizona as a head coach, and he was once the head coach for Waxahachie.
Many around the NFL credit Kitna for his work in helping Dak Prescott have a career year in passing yards with 4,902.
Burleson will have the added benefit of everything Kitna brings, including his son Jalen Kitna, who is a high-profile recruit who decommitted from Boston College back in January amidst their coaching changes.
‼️🚨 Breaking News 🚨‼️
My father has just took a job at Burleson High School! I will be playing my senior season there. Can’t wait to get started. I want to thank Reedy HS and @ReedyFootball for a great year. I want to thank the coaches for being a part of my journey!
— Jalen Kitna🐊 (@KitnaJalen) March 10, 2020
Together, Jon and Jalen will have their work cut out for them as they rebuild a program looking to stay consistently above the .500 mark. Previous head coach Gary McElory went just 44-42 during his tenure at BISD.
As a high school head coach, Kitna’s resume is impressive. In each stop, his teams have posted winning records, playoff appearances and produced top talent.
And he is already working toward doing the same at Burleson.
— @BURLESONELKSFB (@burlesonelksfb) March 9, 2020
Kinta’s track record as a high school HC:
Lincoln High School, Tacoma, Washington: final season – 11-1 (2014)
Waxahachie High School, Waxahachie, TX: overall record – 20-13 (2015-2017)
Brophy College Prep, Phoenix, AZ: final season – 7-3 (2018)