May 6, 2009

Jeff Voris Inducted Into DePauw University's Athletic Hall of Fame

Butler University football coach Jeff Voris was among six former student-athletes inducted into the DePauw University Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 2. The induction ceremony took place at the Walden Inn Social Center in Greencastle.

Voris, who completed his third season as Butler's football coach last fall, was part of DePauw's 23rd Hall of Fame induction class. A plaque commemorating his induction has been placed in the Hall of Fame area in the Lilly Center on DePauw's campus.

Voris was a four-year starting quarterback at DePauw, 1986-89. He was a three-time team Most Valuable Player and was chosen as a team captain in 1989. He earned honorable mention All-America recognition in 1988 and 1989, and he broke DePauw career football records for passing yards (6,035), touchdown passes (56), pass completions (504), pass attempts (910) and total offense (5,754). He set single game records with 38 completions against Findlay in 1987 and five touchdown passes against Taylor in 1988. He is the only player in DePauw football history to lead the Tigers in passing for four consecutive seasons.

A health, physical education and recreation major, Voris received a B.A. degree from DePauw in 1989 and a Master's Degree in athletic administration from the University of Illinois in 1991.

Voris was named Butler's 24th head football coach in December of 2005. He previously served as head coach at Carroll (Wis.) College for five seasons, following assistant coaching stints at Edinboro, Texas and Illinois. He also served as offensive coordinator under head coach Nick Mourouzis at DePauw for four seasons, helping the Tigers to a 29-11 record and one conference championship.

Last fall, Voris guided the Bulldogs to a 6-5 record and a fourth place tie in the Pioneer Football League. The six victories were the most by the Bulldogs since 1997 and the second-most since Butler made the move to the NCAA Division I in 1993. Voris has improved Butler's victory total in each of his first three seasons as head coach.