Assistant Softball Coach
Duane Burt begins his fourth year as an assistant coach for the Lady Wolves softball team, and his fifth year as an instructor of biology and chemistry at Co-Lin.
He is a 1998 graduate of Co-Lin, where he was a member of the baseball team, president of the Eta Omega chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, and a Hall of Fame inductee.
Burt received his bachelor’s degree in marine biology, with a minor in chemistry, from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2000. He acquired additional study in marine science at Cornell University.
Upon graduating from Southern Miss, he accepted a job as Environmental Manager at a utility engineering and construction firm, which was contracted by AT&T. After two years of environmental work, Burt was emergency certified by the state of Mississippi to teach high school science for two years. While at Bogue Chitto High School, he was head softball coach. During these two years, he accumulated two District 7-1A Championship titles, one undefeated season within Lincoln County rival teams, and advanced well into the state playoffs in 2002-2004.
When his emergency certification to teach and coach expired in 2004, Burt attended graduate school at the University of Mississippi, School of Pharmacy. In 2006, he received his master of science degree in marine pharmacognosy, or, drug discovery from marine plants and animals.
Burt began instructing science at Co-Lin in the fall of 2006 at the Simpson County Center, and transferred to the Wesson campus during the summer of 2007. He is a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Bogue Chitto, and is married to the former Amy L. Smith of Bogue Chitto. They are the parents of one son, Brandon, and a daughter, Layla.
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