Former NFL QB Jon Kitna steps down as Burleson head coach

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Burleson head coach and former Dallas Cowboys signal caller Jon Kitna announced to his team on Thursday he was leaving Burleson High to take another head coaching position outside of the state of Texas, reportedly in the state of Ohio.

Kitna, spent three seasons leading the Elks where he posted a 17-15 overall record, he led Burleson to the area round of the playoffs in 2021, in 2022 a young Burleson team led by his son sophomore Jamison Kitna posted a 3-7 mark and played tough in several of their losses. Kitna, who will be moving to Ohio with his father already holds offers from Baylor, Houston, North Texas, Texas Tech, Duke, UAB and UTSA.

Coach Kitna has a 37-28 career record as a Texas High School coach spending 2015-2017 as the head coach at Waxahachie. Kitna spent the 2018 and 2019 season on staff with the Dallas Cowboys and prior to coming to Texas, Kitna was the head coach at Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Washington.

Burleson for the second straight year will be losing a Division I recruit as signal caller as their 2021 QB Dylan Raiola, rated as a five-star prospect by most recruiting services, moved to Arizona. C

Burleson ISD has made some recent upgrades to facilities on campus at Burleson High, which includes an indoor practice facility. Although paperwork for Kitna’s resignation has yet to be processed, sources indicate athletic director Kevin Ozee will move to post the job as quickly as possible once the HR work is completed and the job officially opens up.


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