34 years of faithful leadership and devotion to rugby players at the University of Tennessee
Over 900 wins in 34 years as Head Coach established Tennessee Rugby as the strongest collegiate program in the southern US. From 1977 to 2011 Butch led the program to 1126 games in 68 seasons that included 7 straight years making the USA National Championship Tournament.
Butch nurtured, cared for and cultivated the team with a constant diligence, encouragement, expertise and passion. The tangible measures of his success are many. More importantly, Butch made the team what it is today. He consistently led the team. He lived the mantra he espoused - Family, School, Rugby. For those who were blessed to play for him, he is friend, mentor, example, and yes, coach. Butch's constancy, his passion, and his steadfast and ongoing willingness to give of himself are the key ingredients in what we call Tennessee Rugby today.
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