The challenge is a charity fundraiser for the Kay Yow Foundation for cancer research.
BOISE STATE TENURE (2012-present)
Cody Butler enters his third year with the Boise State women's basketball program and his 15th overall as a collegiate coach. Butler's responsibilities at Boise State include coaching the guards, recruiting, scouting, team workouts and assisting with the offense.
During his first two years with the Broncos, Butler has helped the team to one postseason appearance in the 2014 Women's Basketball Invitational where the team advanced to the second round. He has coached two conference newcomers of the year, one freshman of the year, two all-conference honorees, one defensive team honoree, one freshman team honoree, and nine student-athletes that have received a total of 11 academic all-conference honors.
PRIOR COACHING EXPERIENCE
Butler joined Boise State's staff from Yakima Valley Community College where he spent 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 women Butler guided his teams to the 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 percentage of his student-athletes. As head coach he also was responsible for his program's operation, fund raising, community involvement, clinics and camps.
In addition to his coaching duties at YVCC, Butler served the last seven years as an assistant athletic director where he participated in the daily operations of the 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 served four years as one of the school's representatives to the NWAACC and six years on the association's women's basketball committee.
Butler is native of Hagerman, Idaho, but graduated from Elko High School in Nevada. Butler played basketball for Yakima Valley Community College where he was a team captain. He originally attended the University of Nevada in Reno but the love of the game compelled him to transfer to Yakima Valley Community College for the opportunity to play again. After a successful junior college career Butler returned to the University of Nevada where he earned his Bachelor of General Studies degree in 2005. He is currently working on a Masters in Coaching and Athletic Administration through Concordia University at Irvine, Calif.