Junior Burnett, a three-year letterwinner on the men's track and field team, is in his sixth season as the program’s volunteer assistant sprint coach.
Under Burnett’s direction, UAlbany has won five sprint relay conference championships and has had seven top-five finishers, while breaking program records in both the men’s and women’s 4x100 meter relay. In addition, Burnett has coached three IC4A and ECAC finalists and one champion, as well as six IC4A and ECAC sprint relay qualifiers and 10 individual qualifiers.
Burnett, an All-East selection in 2007, holds five school records in the indoor 55- and 60-meter dashes, outdoor 100- and 200-meter, and the men’s sprint medley relay. He ran a leg for the winning 4x400-meter relay team at the America East Conference Indoor Championship in 2007, and he went on to win the 100-meter dash while also being victorious as a member of the 4x100-meter relay team at the league outdoor championship meet.
A native of St. Elizabeth, Jamaica, Burnett competed in the 200-meter dash at the Jamaica National Championships in 2005. He earned his bachelor's degree in human biology in 2007 and also has a masters in geography and geographic information systems (GIS) from UAlbany.