Superintendent Keith McBurnett stated, "I believe separating the Athletic Director/Head Football Coach into two positions (which is the standard today in 5A and 6A athletic programs) is a trend that we will see going forward in 4A athletic programs, and with this move, Burnet CISD will be ahead of that trend."
Jones has 23 years of experience in education, including 18 with Burnet CISD. In his 7 years as Athletic Director, the Burnet Athletic Program has advanced every team sport to the playoffs, experiencing postseason success in Girls Basketball, Boys Basketball, Softball, Girls Soccer, and Football. In addition, both the Girls Cross Country Team and the Girls Golf Team have advanced to the State Meet/Tournament in that time. Along with his duties of supporting and coordinating all of the District’s athletic programs, Jones will also coordinate school safety and emergency planning, cheerleading, physical education, stadium management, rentals of athletic fields and facilities, and the School Health Advisory Council for Burnet CISD.
"Given Kurt's successful track record, and his now sole focus on developing all of the District's athletic programs, I am excited about what our coaches and athletes can accomplish toward our goal of winning a UIL Lone Star Cup," said McBurnett.