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Mizzou cross country coach steps down to pursue opportunity outside of coaching


Mizzou cross country coach Marc Burns stepped down from his position after eight seasons on Tuesday. He is pursuing a career outside of coaching, according to a release.

The longtime running coach will stay on as a volunteer assistant until MU hires his replacement.

"It has been an honor to serve as the Head Cross Country Coach and Assistant Track & Field Coach at the University of Missouri over the past 8 years," Burns said in a release. "I have decided to step back from full time coaching and go to work for Boost Treadmills. I am excited to start this new challenge that will allow me to continue to nurture all the relationships I have built in coaching over the years and provide some more weekend time to support our four son's athletic endeavors.

Burns is most known for coaching one MU's greatest athletes of all-time. He helped guide Karissa Schweizer to six national championships during her historic MU career. Burns' runners set 23 school records, according to a release.

Burns said he will still live in Mid-Missouri as he continues with his new role with Boost Treadmills.

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