Coach Butler was originally hired in 2006 to coach the boys’ varsity basketball team. Midway through his first season, he was named Assistant Athletic Director and began co-coaching boys’ and girls’ track & field in the spring of 2008. The boys’ basketball team has grown under the guidance of Coach Butler, winning more games with each season played. He also helped the track & field team become a state competitor, taking athletes to the state track & field meet in each of his first two seasons.
In 2011, Coach Butler became the Athletic Director for the High School and, following the merger in July 2012, he became the Athletic Director for all three campuses. Following the 2012-13 season, Coach Butler resigned as the head boys’ basketball coach to focus on and grow the athletic program as a whole. His resignation also allows him to exclusively coach at the Goshen Campus where his boys Stevaun and Savion both play.
Coach Butler completed his education at the University of Louisville, earning an M.A. in Sport Administration. He also qualified as a Certified Master Athletic Administrator by the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA). Coach Butler played intramural basketball on a national level while an undergraduate student at the University of Louisville. His team won the 2002 NIRSA Midwest Regional Championship Tournament and he was selected to the All-Tournament team. The following year Coach Butler was named to the NIRSA All-American team.
Coach Butler and his wife Latisha have four children, De’Ja , Stevaun, Savion, and Deveija; De’Ja is a graduate of the St. Francis Goshen Campus, and both boys currently attend St. Francis.