Ben Burk of Lakeville South named Minnesota Vikings Coach of the Week

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Ben Burk was hired as the third head coach in the history of Lakeville South before the 2020 season.

In his first full year of being a head coach, he was named Metro Coach of the Year by Kare 11 and 6A Coach of the Year by the Minnesota Football Coaches Association after the team finished 8-0 during the Covid-19 shortened season and was named “Mythical” State champions by the Associated Press.

After being named Interim Head Coach in 2019, he was the 6A Section 3 Coach of the Year after leading the Cougars to the state semi-finals and an 8-1 record.

Before being named Head Coach, he served as the Offensive Coordinator for the Cougars since 2017 leading an offense that set school records for rushing yards and points per game which helped the Cougars reach the state semifinals in each season Coach Burk was in charge.

In addition to coaching football, Ben coaches Track & Field, Olympic Weightlifting and teaches in the English Department at Lakeville South High School. He is married to his wife, Anna, and has two children, Lola and Luke.

After each week of games during the high school football season, the Vikings honor a high school coach of the week. Coaches are chosen based on their contribution on the football field, but more importantly, on the impact they make within their community and for their student-athletes. In addition to being recognized in local media for the achievement, the school’s football program receives a $1,000 donation on behalf of the Minnesota Vikings.

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2021 Minnesota Vikings Coach of the Week Winners

Week 2 – Trevor Narum, Lake City HS

Week 1 – Brad Wendland, Waseca HS

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