Eian Burton Biography – Eian Burton Wiki
Eian Ward Burton (born Eian Burton Smith) is the son of LeVar Burton, a multiple award-winning actor, director, educator, and co-founder of the Skybrary App, former host and executive producer of PBS’s “Reading Rainbow,” and a lifelong children’s literacy advocate. LeVar Burton’s son, Eian Burton, is a Top Flight Elite head/assistant coach. He has been a Community Base Instructor at Santa Clara County Office of Education in Campbell, California since 2009, according to his Facebook page.
He went to Los Altos High School from 1994 to 1998 and was a two-year starter at Los Altos High School from 1996-1998 and received his first job coaching incoming freshmen during the summer of his junior year.
While earning his A.A. in Child Psychology at Foothill College, he was the YMCA Youth Sports Basketball Coordinator for the El Camino branch. His duties included building all of the team’s rosters, hiring and training referees, and maintaining the overall quality of the leagues.
His coaching career really took off when he became the head coach at Saint Andrews Episcopal School from 2003-2005 building their sixth and seventh-grade team into local powers. It was there he would meet current Top Flight and Los Gatos High school coach Clinton Horton and the two of them co-coached one of the first A.A.U. basketball teams in Saratoga, The Crusaders.
In the Fall of 2013, he began to coach the Saratoga NJB 5th grade All Net young men’s team. It was the experience he gained working with a fantastic program rich with tradition and excellent parent support, that he decided to build a year-round basketball academy for his former and current players that reside in the cities of Saratoga, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, San Jose, and the neighborhoods’ that surround them. It has become his mission to make Saratoga NJB one of the most competitive chapters in Northern California by building a strong Spring and Summer A.A.U and Fall Basketball program under the banner Spartans of Sunnyvale. He is the Founder, Director, and Head Coach of the Spartans Basketball Academy.
Eian Burton Age
Eian Burton was born on June 23, 1980, in Los Angeles.
Who is LeVar Burton’s Son? – LeVar Burton Eian Burton
Eian Burton is the son of LeVar Burton from a previous relationship with ex Chimara P. Smith. Eian was born on June 23, 1980. Roots’ actor LeVar Burton admitted the child was his during the 1983 paternity suit and won a suit for joint custody. In 1984, Chimara P. Smith, who won a paternity suit against the “Roots” star, the actor kidnapped their then 4-year-old son and reneged on an agreement to return the child to her after a two-week vacation.
Chimara P. Smith told police she has not seen her son, Eian, since May 4, when Burton flew from California to take the boy on a two-week Midwestern vacation. She said Burton had agreed to return the child to her after the vacation, but that she has not heard from Burton and has not seen the child.
Burton’s agent, Dolores Robinson, told the Chicago Sun-Times Ms. Smith had called Burton and asked him to take the child for an indefinite period because she could not handle him.
Ms. Smith said Burton allegedly took their son to Africa without telling her where to locate the boy after he was supposed to bring the child back to Chicago.
‘The kid’s all right. He’s not in Africa. He’s with his grandmother in Sacramento (Calif.),’ Ms. Robinson told the Sun-Times in disputing Ms. Smith’s claims.
Ms. Robinson said the mother had called Burton from Chicago and asked him to take the child.
‘So, he flew to Chicago and picked the boy up and brought him back to Los Angeles and the week before last he had to go to Africa on a promotional tour.’
Ms. Robinson said Burton tried to call Ms. Smith but was unable to reach her and left his son with his mother, Irma Christian.
Ms. Smith said Robinson refused to give her Burton’s mother’s address or telephone number and she resorted to contacting Sacramento authorities, who gave her the woman’s work phone number.
Ms. Christian, who reportedly declined to talk to Ms. Smith, told the Sun-Times, the ‘child is safe and well.’ She said no one is trying to withhold custody.