Mike Burris
Mike Burris
Title: Head Men's Basketball Coach
Phone: 618-395-7777 ext. 2130
Email: burrism@iecc.edu
Previous College: Cal Poly

Coach Burris begins his 16th year as head coach at Olney Central entering the 2019-20 season.  He enters his 20th year coaching at the college level, during which time he spent entirely at OCC.  He has won 228 games, including a 25-6 record in the 2018-19 season.  The 25 wins in the 2018-19 season tied for 3rd most in school history.  The Blue Knights also knocked off #1 Vincennes University and eventual 2019 NJCAA National Champion in that season as well.  The Blue Knights finished the final 2019 NJCAA Poll ranked #16 in the country.

The Blue Knights have been named GRAC champions three times in school history with Coach Burris being part of two of them, one as a player (1998-99) and coach (2011-12).  Coach Burris has previously been named the Region XXIV Coach of the Year during the 2013-14 season and GRAC Coach of the Year in the 2011-12 season.  Burris has also previously tied the longest streak for consecutive winning seasons with seven (2008-14) at OCC.

Coach Burris has sent over 60 players to four year schools, including 11 who have played professionally.  The Blue Knights have graduated 95% of their players and have had a team GPA of 3.0 during Burris' tenure.

Burris was a standout player at OCC from 1997-99 helping the Blue Knights win 43 games in two years including a GRAC Championship his sophomore season when OCC finished 23-9.  He completed his playing career at Cal Poly University in San Luis Opisbo, California from 1999-2001.

Coach Burris is originally from Owensburg, IN where he was a standout athlete in basketball, cross county, and track earning 10 varsity letters and numerous all-conference and all-area awards at Eastern Greene HS.  Burris was also named Mr. Basketball in Greene County in 1997.

Burris holds an associates degree in arts from OCC and a bachelor's degree in liberal arts from Eastern Illinois University.  He is married to Lacey Burris (Anderson) and the couple have two sons, Bayden (5 years old) and Braxten (2 years old).  Burris' brother Clint is the head women's coach at OCC.