Seph Hatley enters his sixth season with the Butler
women’s basketball team and his second year since returning
to the program as its recruiting coordinator in May of 2008.
Hatley coached at Butler from 2002-2006 before spending two years working at the NCAA Championships Department.
Couture’s first coaching hire when she arrived at Butler in 2002, Hatley was instrumental in the program’s turnaround during Couture’s first four seasons. During his tenure, the team improved from a 3-26 record the season before his arrival to a 15-14 mark in his final year.
Prior to his move to Indianapolis in 2002, Hatley had served as
Couture’s top assistant in her final season at Presbyterian
College in 2001-02, helping the team to a 21-9 record.
Before joining Couture on the sidelines, he spent two seasons on the opposite bench as the head women’s basketball coach at Newberry College, a South Atlantic Conference foe of Presbyterian, from 1999 to 2001.
In addition to his previous head coaching experience, Hatley served as assistant women’s basketball coach at his alma mater, Pfeiffer University, from 1996 to 1999. During that time, he also served as the head coach for cross country, assistant coach for softball and sports information director.
Hatley earned his degree in sports management from Pfeiffer in 1994 after spending two years at Florida State, where he earned an Associate of Arts degree in 1992.
He and his wife, Candace, have a daughter, Teagan. The Hatleys reside in Indianapolis.