Jon Burt said Thursday night that he will focus on his position as Omaha Skutt principal and give up his duties as boys basketball coach.
Burt served in a dual capacity for one year.
“I cannot begin to express my gratitude to the Skutt Catholic community, my assistant coaches, and especially my players for the last nine years,” Burt said in a statement. “We were able to quickly move the program to heights we only dreamed of, and we were able to maintain high levels of success. It has truly been a magical ride.”
Burt coached the SkyHawks for nine years, compiling a 137-82 record. They were Class B state champions in 2006 and 2007 and runner-up in 2010 in an all-River Cities Conference final with South Sioux City.
RCC teams have won seven of the past eight Class B titles.
“Next to the Skutt Catholic community, my gratitude and admiration goes out to the brotherhood of RCC coaches. Success of the level our conference has experienced over the last decade doesn’t just happen,” Burt said. “It takes commitment and high quality leadership. I will truly miss the opportunity to rub elbows with these coaches every year. They are a testament to our coaching profession, they do things the right way, and they teach players lessons that go way beyond winning championships.”
Skutt will be coming off a 15-9 season, but will graduate all-state forward Brian Schwetschenau.
“The program is on wonderful footing in all ways and our underclassmen are extremely strong players,” Burt said.
Brotzki to coach Platteview boys
Platteview has hired Tim Brotzki as its boys basketball coach and Michelle Levinson for volleyball.
Brotzki, a former All-Metro player at Omaha Gross, was a standout at Hastings College.
Also, Fremont Bergan football coach and principal Ron Beacom said this week he will be leaving after 18 years to become athletic director and football coach at Neligh-Oakdale.
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