2020 COACH OF THE YEAR

Lincoln Youth Football League would like to congratulate Coach Robert Burton, of Allo Youth Football, on being selected as the 2020 LYF Coach of the Year.  Coach Burton was chosen from a pool of his peers by the LYF Board of Directors as the recipient of this years award.  Districts nominate a single coach from within their district based upon their service to the youth of Lincoln and values established within the League mission statement.  The full list of 2020 nominees includes:

2020 Lincoln Youth Football (LYF) League Coach of the Year Nominees

Elks

Chad Miles

2020 C-division Coach

Manzitto

Matt Mullendore

2020 A-division Coach

Neemann & Sons

Trevor Neemann

2020 Rookie-division Coach

Police/Sandhills Global

Rick Horne

2020 A-division Coach

Stonebrook

Jason O’Rourke

2020 Rookie-division Coach

Union Bank & Trust

Jordan Crawford

2020 A-division Coach

Allo

Robert Burton

2020 B-division Coach

About Coach Robert Burton

Fifteen years ago, Robert Burton began coaching in the Lincoln Youth Football League with Leon’s. When Leon’s made the decision to step away from sponsorship prior to the 2019 season, Rob was a key member of the coaching staff during the transition to Allo. During the 2020 season Rob saw there was a need for a line Coach on the B team and stepped in to fill the space, after being on the A team staff for many seasons.
Over the years Rob has coached multiple age division, finding success along the way, but if you ask him the records do not matter.  Former player, Riley Spicer when asked about Coach Burton said, “Rob made us young men, not just football players. He cares about the outcome of our lives not just the football game.” Coach Burton keeps tabs on his former players you can usually find him at Seacrest on Fridays watching the young men he coached at the youth levels.
Coach Burton is just as much of a mentor to other coaches as he is to the athletes he coaches. On Sundays in the fall, Rob spends his afternoons watching Allo teams play, offering assistance where he can, a shoulder when appropriate and load of encouragement. On the practice the field, you can hear Rob giving advice to his fellow coaches followed by a booming “Coach em’ up”.