June 16, 2013
2013 Coaching Changes
Head Coach at Wichita State
Arkansas assistant coach Todd Butler has been
selected as the new head coach at Wichita State. He will
officially be introduced on Monday at 2 p.m. at Eck Stadium.
Butler, 46, was on staff at Arkansas for eight
seasons, promoted to associate head coach following the
Razorbacks’ trip to the College World Series in 2012. He was
hitting instructor, outfield coach and recruiting coordinator
for Arkansas. The Razorbacks reached eight NCAA Tournaments,
three Super Regionals and two College World Series appearances
with Butler on staff.
Prior to his arrival in Fayetteville, Butler
spent eight years over two different stints as an assistant at
Alabama and was head coach for three seasons at his alma mater
of McNeese State in his hometown of Lake Charles, La.
Butler posted a record of 90-83 (.520) from
2001-03 as head coach of the Cowboys. He led McNeese State to
the Southland Conference title in 2003, its first in 10 years.
Butler was an assistant at Alabama from 1995-2000
and from 2004-05. During that second stint, he was hitting
instructor, infield coach, recruiting coordinator and first base
Before his time in Tuscaloosa, Butler was a
student assistant at McNeese State in 1991, assistant at Blinn
Junior College in 1992 and assistant at McNeese State in 1993
Butler played at McNeese State and at Oklahoma.
He captained the Sooners in 1998 and still holds the OU
single-season record for steals with 46. Butler was All-Big
Eight and third team All-American in 1988.