Lions News · Bill Butcher- Hall of Fame info

The 58th Annual Men’s Awards Banquet is set for Wednesday, March 20, 2019. The Banquet will be held in the evening (specific time yet to be released) at the Primo Banquet Hall in Indianapolis.

You can purchase tickets by visiting or by calling the Hall of Fame at 765-529-1891.


Bill Butcher starred for the Loogootee Lions in their storied program’s most historic season.  Playing for his father, Hall of Fame coach Jack Butcher, he led the 1974-75 Lions in scoring, assists and steals as they completed an undefeated regular season and reached the one-class IHSAA state championship game as 27-1 state runners-up.  A 1975 Indiana All-Star, he totaled 1,349 points in his Loogootee career, on teams that won four sectionals, compiling an 84-16 record.  He was a member of the University of Memphis’ 1976 NCAA Tournament team before completing his collegiate career under Hall of Fame coach John Collier and Hanover College.  Earning his MBA, he has been employed in banking and finance, currently as President and Owner of SMART Financial Solutions.  He resides in Chandler, Indiana.