Richard “Rick” Butler

Inducted in 1995
Over 40 year career coaching and playing
As a high school freshman, he was the leading hitter for the Burges High School Junior Varsity District Championship team
Named All District his sophomore, junior and senior seasons
His senior year he had 10 Home Runs, 37 RBI’s and a .513 batting average
Earned baseball scholarship to Texas Christian University and led the Horn Frogs freshman team in hitting and runs batted in
Returned to El Paso and led UTEP in home runs and runs batted in for each of his three seasons with the Miners
As a senior in 1971 he hit .240 overall and .370 in the Western Athletic Conference
Began his coaching career in 1974 as the Junior Varsity Baseball Coach at Austin High School
In 1981, he became Head Coach for the Jefferson High School Silver Foxes
In his first ten years at Jefferson, he led the Foxes to District Championships 1989 and 1995 and the playoffs 4 times