Troy Burgess takes over as Frontier High School's athletic director and football coach

Troy Burgess will take over in Chalmers as the athletic director and head football coach for the Falcons.

Posted: Apr 16, 2019 12:01 AM
Updated: Apr 16, 2019 3:15 AM

CHALMERS, Ind. (WLFI) — There's a new leader of the Frontier football program. Troy Burgess will take over in Chalmers as the athletic director and head football coach for the Falcons.

Burgess coached Evansville Central to a class 4A state runner-up finish in 2018. The Bears finished with a 13-2 record, and lost to Fort Wayne Dwenger in four overtimes in the state title game at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Burgess takes over a program that hasn't had a winning season in 12 years. He explained to Sports 18 that the move is to be closer to family.
The new head coach is excited for the challenges ahead.

"I'm excited to get back to the small school, you know I had that opportunity when I was at South Putnam, I enjoyed my year at Evansville Central, but I'm excited to come back to that, kind of the small school atmosphere, more of the family atmosphere," said Burgess.

"At my age, I guess in my career, there are some many things that are more important. We all want to win, don't let me kid anybody here, I'm here to win football games, but there are so many more things that we are trying to teach these young men."

Burgess will also be the transportation director for the school.

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