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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 1:00 am

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USF grad to coach baseball team

Saint Francis graduate Dustin Butcher has been named the head coach of the Cougars' baseball team, the school announced Tuesday. 

Butcher, a 2001 graduate in psychology, was an assistant coach for Greg Roberts for 10 years. Roberts retired from coaching after 13 years of leading the Cougars.

“I've learned so many things from coach Roberts and am thankful for all he has done for me as an assistant,” Butcher said in a release.

“He allowed us to coach, and I learned many in-game things from him. I also appreciate everything Heritage High School coach Dean Lehrman taught me when I played there.”

Butcher also was an assistant at Indiana Tech and Marian while attending Ball State, where he earned a master's degree in sports psychology. Both Indiana Tech and Marian won conference titles while Butcher was there.

Roberts departs with an overall record of 270-393-4, including two 30-win seasons going 32-21 in 2009 and 33-24 in 2012. Those are the only two .500-plus seasons in Saint Francis history.

– Journal Gazette