Brian Burton is the VP of Rising Coaches Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Alliance, the CEO of Uprise Athletic Group & the All-Access Network, & ESPN College Basketball Analyst along with being a long-time college basketball coach at various levels. Burton has spent time as an assistant coach with IUPUI, UTEP, Fresno State, Lamar, Abilene Christian, & Utah. Prior to that he had five successful years coaching junior college programs at Richland College, Collin College, Paris Junior College and Midland College.
Burton has also worked in skill development under some of the best basketball trainers in the country for Nike and the Bryant Skills Academy (formerly owned by current Utah Jazz assistant Johnnie Bryant).
He began his career in grassroots basketball with Dallas Hoop Dreams, an organization that he created with his brother, Jason, who is currently the women’s head coach at Texas A&M-Commerce. He also coached with fellow grassroots organizations Dallas Mustangs and Dallas Showtyme.
Burton earned his bachelor’s degree in American Studies in Business and Technology from UT-Dallas (2005), where he was a two-year starter at point guard.
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