Feb. 26, 2013
Chicago Rush Press Release
CHICAGO - The Chicago Rush have announced the addition of Siaha Burley to the coaching staff. The former AFL wide receiver has been tabbed as the team’s offensive coordinator for the 2013 season.
Burley, who played from 2001-2010, is widely considered one of the top offensive forces to ever play in the League. He tallied 843 receptions for 10,810 yards and 237 touchdowns over a highly-decorated career with four different teams. He reached the pinnacle of his playing career in 2007 with the Utah Blaze, accruing more than 2,100 receiving yards while being named the AFL Offensive Player of the Year.
Burley made his coaching debut as the Arizona Rattlers’ wide receiver coach in 2011. That year, the Rattlers were second in scoring offense and touchdowns and seventh in passing offense while setting a league record for 18 wins.
“Giving him an opportunity to come here and coach is something we’re excited about,” said Rush head coach Bob McMillen. “He knows the ins and outs, he’s been one of the top receivers in this League for a long time, and we’re thinking that will translate over to his coaching ability.”
Burley will be guiding an offense that was fourth in total yards last season (5,855) and sixth in points per game (58.2).