Joe Cheshire is in his ninth season as a full-time assistant coach, following one season with the Bulldogs as a part-time assistant. He serves as Assistant Head Coach and Butler’s recruiting coordinator, while also working with the Bulldogs’ defensive secondary. Cheshire joined the Bulldogs in 2004, after spending two seasons as offensive backs coach at DePauw University. In his final season at DePauw, the Tigers led the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference in rushing yards per game. The son of former Butler football player Jim Cheshire (‘75), Joe was a four-year football letterwinner at DePauw. He was the Tigers’ offensive Most Valuable Player in 1997, and he served as a football team captain in 1998. He earned all-conference recognition as a junior, when he led DePauw in pass receiving. Cheshire received a B. A. degree from DePauw in 1999 and began a brief business career before returning to the football field in 2002. He and his wife, Ashleigh, have two children, Griffin and Charlotte.
Primary Recruiting Area: St. Louis, North Chicago
Outreach Recruiting Area: Texas, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska