Ken Burmeister

Ken Burmeister (1947-2020)

Current position: UTSA Roadrunners, Loyola Ramblers, Trinity (TX) Tigers, Incarnate Word Cardinals
UTSA record: 72-44 (.621)
Loyola (IL) record: 40-71 (.360)
Trinity (TX) record^: 16-9 (.640)
Incarnate Word record^: 202-138 (.594)
Overall record^: 330-262 (.557)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  1  (1988)
  • NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • CIT Appearances:  1  (2015)
  • Heartland (Div II) Regular Season Champion: (2009, 2010)
  • TAAC Tournament Champion:  1  (1988)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  2  (2009, 2010)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2006-2018 Incarnate Word
1998-1999 Trinity (TX)
1994-1998 Loyola (IL)
1990-1994 DePaul (asst)
1986-1990 UTSA
1983-1986 Arizona (asst)
1979-1983 Iowa (asst)
1976-1979 Texas-Arlington (asst)

Ken Burmeister Facts

  • Ken Burmeister
  • Born June 3, 1947
  • Died May 19, 2020
  • Hometown: Twin Lakes, Wisconsin
  • Alma Mater: St. Mary’s University (BA, 1971) / Northern Arizona University (MA)
  • Started his coaching career with a three-year stint assisting Bob LeGrande at Texas-Arlington
  • Joined Lute Olson’s staff at Iowa in 1979, working there for four years plus three more at Arizona
  • Hired in 1986 to be the head coach at UTSA, leading the Roadrunners for four seasons
    • Went 72-44 overall with two 22-win seasons, the first of which included a NCAA bid and TAAC Tournament title
  • Moved back to his native Midwest in 1990, spending four seasons assisting Joey Meyer at DePaul
  • From there, Burmeister was hired to be the head coach at Loyola Chicago
    • Led the Ramblers for four seasons, going 40-71 overall at the helm
    • Fired in 1998 following a 15-15 season, the best record of his tenure and only above .500 season
  • Was head coach at D-III Trinity (TX) for one year, going 16-9 at the SCAC school
  • For the next seven years, Burmeister worked in the private sector and living in San Antonio, TX
  • Hired in 2006 to take over as head coach at Incarnate Word, then a Division II program
    • Compiled a 202-138 record over 12 seasons as head coach, the last five at the Division I level
    • Won back-to-back Heartland titles to reach the D-II NCAA Tournament in both 2009 and 2010
    • The program moved to the D-I Southland in 2013 and went 21-6 (9-5) in their first season at that level
      • Reached the CIT in 2015, the program’s first-ever Division I postseason berth
    • After two-straight losing seasons, Burmeister was fired as head coach in March 2018
  • Passed away in 2020 at the age of 72 from cancer; survived by his wife, Brenda, and their two children

Ken Burmeister Coaching Tree

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^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I, Division II and Division III levels; note that Incarnate Word competed at the Division II level under Burmeister until the 2013-14 season