SHORELINE - Butch Estes has been hired as the men’s basketball coach. Estes has more than 30 years coaching experience at the college/university level; most recently as assistant coach at Seattle University.
Butch Estes Coaching History:
2007-08 Assistant Coach, Seattle University
2006-07 Assistant Coach, University of Miami
2003-06 Head Coach, Miami-Dade South Community Coll., Record: 69-22
1999-03 Head Coach, Guilford College, Record: 43-58
1994-99 Basketball Analyst, Fox Sport Net
1985-94 Head Coach, Furman University, Record: 135-122
1980-85 Head Coach, Presbyterian College, Record: 92-63
1977-80 Assistant Coach, Rice University
1973-77 Assistant Coach, East Carolina University
1971-73 Graduate Assistant Coach, The Citadel
1968-71 Student Assistant Coach, North Carolina
Estes graduated from the University of North Carolina, where he played freshman basketball and was a student assistant coach under the legendary coach, Dean Smith. He was a graduate assistant coach while he earned his master’s degree in administrative education at The Citadel. After co
mpleting his degree in 1973, Estes took assistant coaching positions at East Carolina and Rice universities and moved into head coaching positions at Presbyterian College (92-63 record) and Furman University (135-122 record).
In the mid 1990s, Estes left the court for five years to work for Fox Sport Net as a basketball analyst, eventually taking head coaching jobs at Guilford College and Miami-Dade South Community College. He did a brief tenure at the University of Miami as assistant coach in 2006, and in 2007, he moved to the Seattle area to support his wife’s career (she is an executive producer at a local TV station) and accepted an assistant coach position at Seattle University.
Estes holds a 338-267 record as a head coach and is an eight-time Coach of the Year nominee.
“Butch Estes is an established professional with a long and successful coaching record,” says Doug Palmer, athletic director at Shoreline Community College. “We are very fortunate to have him lead our basketball team.”
For more information about sports programs at Shoreline Community College, check out the web site at http://www.shoreline.edu/athletics/.