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Offensive Coaching Staff
Wide ReceiversMichael Burton
Michael Burton, a former quarterback at Missouri Western State University, is in his third season on the Missouri S&T coaching staff this season as the running backs coach.
Burton spent six seasons on the Griffons’ staff, working with the running backs during that period of time for an offensive unit that was headed by S&T head coach Tyler Fenwick. He worked with Harlon Hill Award finalist Michael Hill over his final two seasons at MWSU, a player who rushed for 2,168 yards and 16 touchdowns during the 2012 season and for a school record 3,473 yards during his two seasons at Missouri Western to earn All-America honors.
As a player for the Griffons from 2003-06, Burton threw for 3,151 yards passing and 10 touchdowns.
Burton and his wife, Lisa, live in Rolla.
Offensive Coordinator / Offensive LineMike McFarland
Mike McFarland begins his second season on the Missouri S&T coaching staff as the team's offensive coordinator. He will also work with the Miners' offensive line.
McFarland comes to S&T from Temple City High School in Los Angeles, Calif., where he was the head coach for the last four seasons and led that team to the playoffs in two of them. That was after a season at Pasadena High School, where he led a team that had gone 1-9 in the 2008 season to a 5-5 mark in that year when he was making his head coaching debut.
Prior to his head coaching stints at the high school level, McFarland had worked with current Miner head coach Tyler Fenwick at three of his previous stops. The first was at Occidental College in California, where he worked on the staff as the outside linebackers coach for two seasons and then as the offensive line coach on the staff with Fenwick in the 2004 and 2005 seasons.
In those two years, Occidental made the NCAA Division III playoff field – including a national quarterfinal appearance in 2004 – and had the top offense in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference the following season when it averaged better than 39 points per game.
McFarland moved on to the NCAA Division II ranks the next season as the running backs coach at Minnesota State University at Moorhead, where he helped guide the team from a 1-10 mark to a 6-5 record in 2006 behind all-Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference running back Enol Gilles.
In the 2007 and 2008 campaigns, McFarland worked on the staff at Missouri Western State University as the tight ends coach, where the Griffons played in bowl games in both seasons. One of the players that he coached, tight end Alvaro Prado, was selected as the team’s most valuable player.
He began his coaching career as the offensive line coach at Muir High School in 2000.
McFarland is a 1997 graduate of California Lutheran University with a bachelor’s degree in social sciences. He and his wife, Tiffany, have two daughters, Breanna and Brittany and a son, Brendan.
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