Longtime Northwood coach Jerry Burton dies at 73 - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

Longtime Northwood coach Jerry Burton dies at 73

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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

Wednesday was a sad for the Northwood High School family and those close to former head football coach Jerry Burton. The school has confirmed that Burton passed away Wednesday morning after heart complications at age of 73.

Burton coached the football team from 1983-1997 and is the most winning coach in Northwood History.  Burton is an icon at the school. The football stadium is named in his honor.

He was the athletic director until a year ago, but stayed on as the girls track coach at the school. 

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