Congratulations to Mr. Kevin Burk on his 44 years of coaching & teaching! As head wrestling coach, Mr. Burk led his wrestlers to 705 Dual Meet wins (which is 2nd of all time according to IHSA)! Coach Burk has coached 35 State qualifiers, 13 IHSA State Place-winners, and 1 IHSA State Champion. He has also coached football and track & field! PND is incredibly blessed to have Coach Burk’s leadership, expertise, and passion for wrestling all of these years.
While he is stepping down as Head Coach, the team is in great hands in his son, the newly appointed Head Coach, Mr. Danny Burk! As a PND student, Danny placed 6th at the IHSA State Wrestling Tournament and went onto wrestle Division I at Northern Illinois University, where he was a NCAA National Qualifier. Danny has been an Assistant Wrestling Coach at PND for 16 years and an Assistant Soccer Coach at PND for 11 years. He is co-owner of CrossFit Peoria, and he and his wife, Nikki, have two sons (Duke & Bo) who attend St. Philomena Grade School.
We are so thankful for Coach(es) Burk and are excited for the continued successes of the PND Wrestling Program.