Butler Extends Contract Of Football Coach Jeff Voris

Butler football coach Jeff Voris has been honored for his team’s performance this year, and now he has been rewarded.  The fourth-year head coach has received a contract extension through the 2013-14 school year.

“Jeff has done an outstanding job of leading the Butler football program,” said Butler Director of Athletics Barry Collier in announcing the contract extension.  “He has assembled a team that has performed well in the classroom and has matched that success on the field.  We’ve seen a renewed level of excitement and enthusiasm in the Butler football community.”

Voris was named Pioneer Football League Coach of the Year this season after leading Butler to a school-record 10-1 season and a league co-championship.  The Bulldogs have improved their win total in each season that Voris has coached, and the team has recorded back-to-back winning seasons for the first time since 1991-92.

“I appreciate all of the support we’ve received since arriving here and the confidence that Barry Collier has placed in our staff and what we’re doing,” said Voris.  “I’m excited to continue the process of building a championship football program at Butler University.”

This year’s Butler football squad featured 14 All-PFL performers and three of those players further earned Academic All-District V recognition.  Junior defensive end Grant Hunter, a two-time All-PFL defensive lineman, was named Butler’s first Academic All-American since 1999 and fourth all-time. 

The Bulldogs will host Central Connecticut State in the fourth annual Gridiron Classic on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 12 noon.  It will be Butler’s first post-season football appearance since 1991.