Burrato named Calgary Dinos offensive line coach

A familiar face to followers of Canadian football at all levels will coach the University of Calgary Dinos offensive line in 2013. Steve Buratto needs no introduction to those who follow the game. Buratto brings three decades of coaching expertise in Canadian Football League.
A native of Idaho, Buratto coached the B.C. Lions to the Grey Cup in 2000 taking over the Lions in mid-season. He also was part of the Baltimore Stallions Grey Cup winning squad in 1995 serving as their Offensive Coordinator.
Buratto was Offensive Coordinator for the B.C. Lions in 2003 and 2004 and served in a similar capacity with the Calgary Stampeders in 2005 and 2006. He joined the staff of the Toronto Argonauts serving as Special Teams and Running Backs coach for three seasons. Buratto spent the 2010 season with the Hamilton Tiger Cats serving as Offensive Line Coach and was with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the same capacity in 2011.

Buratto’s first Head Coaching experience in the CFL came in 1984 with the Stampeders.

His first exposure to the CFL came in 1980 serving as Offensive Line Coach for the Saskatchewan Roughriders where he spent three seasons. In 1983 he was Defensive Coordinator the B.C. Lions.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Education degree with a major in foreign languages and also a Master of Physical Education degree from the University of Idaho. While attending the University of Idaho he played center for the Vandals on the same team that produced fellow Canadian Football greats Jerry (Soupy) Campbell and Don Matthews.

Buratto replaces offensive line coach Rohn Meyer. He will join the team April 16th to be a part of Dinos spring practices. Then rejoin the team full time in August for the 2013 season.

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