Former Notre Dame All-American Jeff Burris joins Irish coaching staff


Jeff Burris is returning to Notre Dame, joining Brian Kelly’s coaching staff. The former consensus All-American, first-round draft pick and NFL veteran becomes the latest former Notre Dame star to return to campus and work under Brian Kelly.

The news had been rumored for a few months, but finally confirmed by the football program on Friday. Burris joins former Irish players Todd Lyght and Autry Denson in the coaching ranks, while Ron Powlus works in player development and David Grimes is an assistant strength and conditioning coach.

Burris is a South Carolina native who spent 10 years in the NFL after his Notre Dame career. He’s climbed the coaching ladder in his time after playing, spending the last three years working in the Miami Dolphins organization. He has a year of collegiate experience, coaching cornerbacks at UMass under former Notre Dame offensive coordinator Charley Molnar.

Burris was Notre Dame’s MVP in 1993, one of the school’s most talented teams in history. He intercepted 10 passes in his career, was one of the country’s best punt returners and also served as the team’s goal line running back, scoring 10 touchdowns on 29 career carries.