The former Yakima Valley Community College coach replaces Calamity McEntire.
BOISE, Idaho - Cody Butler was named Boise State assistant women's basketball coach, head coach Gordy Presnell announced Wednesday. Butler brings a wide array of experience with him including nine years as the head coach at Yakima Valley Community College in Washington where he led his team to the 2011 Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) championship and four regional titles. Butler's responsibilities at Boise State will include: coaching the guards, recruiting, scouting and assisting with team workouts. He fills the vacancy left by Calamity McEntire who took a similar position at the University of Arizona earlier this summer.
"I am really excited about the addition of Cody (Butler) to our staff," said Presnell. "He brings valuable experience as a collegiate head coach with him. I have gotten to know him well while recruiting for Boise State and when I was at Seattle Pacific. He has a proven track record as a coach, a recruiter and for graduating his student-athletes. All will be valuable assets for Boise State."
Butler comes from Yakima Valley Community College where he has spent the last 12 years coaching. He started out as the assistant men's and women's basketball coach for the first three years from 2000-2003. In the summer of 2003 he was promoted to head coach of the women's program. During his tenure at the helm of the YVCC program Butler guided his teams to one NWAACC championship, four eastern division titles, nine-consecutive NWAACC Tournament appearances, six tournament final fours and three-consecutive trips to the championship game (2010-12). His team went undefeated in region play during its regional title run in 2009 and won it all in 2011. Butler was named the region coach of the year in 2009 and the NWAACC Coach of the Year in 2011.
Butler's success has been just as solid off the court, graduating a extremely high percent of his student-athletes. As head coach he also was responsible for his program's operation, fundraising, community involvement, clinics and camps.
In addition to his coaching duties, Butler served the last seven years as an assistant athletic director where he participated in the daily operations of the YVCC athletic department from the running of facilities to event management. He also assisted the athletic director in the development and maintaining of the department's budget. Butler also served four years as one of the school's representatives to the NWAACC and six years on the association's women's basketball committee.