Head Men's and Women's Golf Coach
Michael Butler begins eighth season as the head men's golf coach at Armstrong Atlantic State University and enters his third season as the head coach of the women's golf team for the Pirates.
Butler has led the AASU men to six straight NCAA Regionals appearances, including hosting the NCAA Atlantic/Southeast Regional at Savannah Quarters Golf Club in 2007, as well as an NCAA Division II National Championship Runner-Up finish in 2005, also hosted by the Pirates at the Westin Savannah Harbor Resort and Spa.
Meanwhile, Butler has directed the fledgling women's golf team for the last two seasons as one of only three Peach Belt Conference schools to sponsor the sport.
Butler became the head coach of the reinstated AASU men's golf team in 2000 and has produced six GCAA All-Americans in the last five seasons, including third-team All-America Chris Wolfe from the 2007 campaign.
Butler's extensive teaching experience comes from his direction of the Georgia School of Golf at Southbrige Golf Club in Savannah. A Savannah native Benedictine HS graduate, Butler earned NJCAA All-America honors at Florida Community College at Jacksonville. He competed for the U.S. in the 1990 World University Games in Montpelier, France, then continued his career at Jacksonville State University, where he was a two-time NCAA Division II All-America honoree for the Gamecocks. Butler and his wife, Whitney, currently reside in Savannah.