About Coach Burkhart:

Marcus grew up playing competitive soccer ever since he was little. It began with the Tempe Pros youth academy and eventually transitioned to a travel team. His parents were heavily involved with the Tempe Pros organizations and Marcus was always around soccer, 24/7. He attended Corona Del Sol high school and played with varsity all four years (2004-2007). After high school, he played at Chandler Gilbert Community College on a soccer scholarship. Now, Marcus continues to play occasionally with friends in casual soccer leagues.


  • Northcentral University – Masters in Science Innovation & Technology Management (2021)
  • Arizona State University – Bachelors in Science Information Technology Engineering (2017)
  • Arizona State University – Bachelors in Science Communications (2011)
  • Arizona State D Soccer License

Coaching Experience:

  • Phoenix Premier Youth Academy Coach U5-U10 (2015 – 2016)

Playing Experience:

  • Tempe Pros Soccer Club (1994 – 2008)
  • Corona Del Sol High School (2004 – 2007)
  • 5A All State Team Honorable Mention
  • Chandler Gilbert Community College (2008 – 2009)