Solano College has announced the hiring of Floyd Burnsed as their new full time football coach/Physical Education instructor. Burnsed is currently the football coach, Athletic Director and Department Chair in Physical Education at Miramonte High School in Orinda. He is a long time Vallejo resident who has established a stellar record as one of the top high school coaches in the nation.
Burnsed has been featured in Sports Illustrated and on ESPN for the number of Division I players he has produced. Current University of Miami quarterback Ken Dorsey, who is a Heisman candidate, is a product of Miramonte. In all he has coached eight quarterbacks who were signed by NCAA programs under his tenure at Miramonte. At present, he is enjoying watching his former QB and UCLA grad Drew Bennett develop into a promising young wide receiver for the Tennessee Titans. Adam Smith is a red-shirt freshman and the back-up quarterback at Duke University. His current QB, Marc Guillon, is following the footsteps of Dorsey to Miami.
He has an overall record of 154-62-2 and has been league champions ten times and is a four time North Coast champion. He was North Coast "Coach of the Year" in 2000, San Francisco 49ers' "High School Coach of the Year" in 1996, 1983 Champion "Coach of the Year", and Contra Costa County "Coach of the Year" three times.
Burnsed has a Masters degree from Western Kentucky University and has taught and coached at Lamar HS in Houston along with Russellville HS in Kentucky. He grew up in Orlando, Florida and has served in the US Air Force.
Solano College suspended their football program for the 2001 season and will reinstate the program under Burnsed for the 2002 season.