Burrell didn't win a game last season, so the Bucs have turned to a former star player to help reverse their fortunes.
Dave Bellinotti takes over for Kevin Horwatt, who was not retained after four seasons. Bellinotti is a 1988 Burrell graduate who was a starting safety on the school's 1986 WPIAL championship team.
"We have to be fundamentally sound," Bellinotti said. "The biggest key for us will be to compete for four quarters."
Bellinotti said he likes his stable of running backs, a group led by Jason David (5-11, 170, Sr.) and Noah Hanna (5-11, 170, Sr.). David led the Bucs in receiving last season with 23 catches for 341 yards and also scored a team-high seven touchdowns. Hanna rushed for a team-best 257 yards.