Nick Burke begins his third season as the Director of Women's Basketball Operations at Columbia in 2012-13. Burke entered into a new role with the Lions in 2011-12, after serving as a volunteer assistant coach with the team from 2008-10.
While an assistant coach, Burke worked primarily with the Lions' guards.
Prior to working with the Columbia women's basketball program, Burke served as a middle school program coordinator at New Heights Youth, Inc., in Bronx, N.Y. Burke joined New Heights in January 2007, with a focus on coaching basketball to middle school and high school student-athletes. He continues to work for the company as a consultant, helping students find competitive academic and athletic high schools.
While an undergraduate student at Columbia, Burke pursued opportunities where his skills and passion for basketball could engage youth. He began to teach and coach with the Liberty LEADS Program in New York, while also volunteering with New Heights as an intern and assistant coach.
Burke received a bachelor of arts in comparative ethnic studies and physics from Columbia in 2007. He currently resides in Washington Heights.