Ben Weaver, a former golfer and men's golf coach at Butler University, is in his eighth season at his alma mater. He was named Butler's head coach in September of 1998, before stepping down after the 2004 season to devote more time to his duties at Prestwick Country Club. Weaver is continuing with the Bulldogs as an assistant coach.
Weaver guided the Bulldogs for six seasons. In 2002, he was named Horizon League Coach of the Year, and he guided Butler to a league runner-up finish in both 2003 and 2004.
A PGA Member and Head Golf Professional at Prestwick Country Club on the westside of Indianapolis, Weaver was a member of Butler's Golf Team from 1995-97. He was the team's leading scorer, was named captain and was selected as the squad's Most Valuable Player in 1996-97, after earning the team's Mental Attitude Award in 1995-96. He posted four individual victories and 16 "Top 10" finishes in his short Butler career.
Prior to enrolling at Butler, Weaver was a two-year member of the golf team at Vincennes University. He was a team co-captain and the Trailblazers' leading scorer in 1993-94. He also served as a volunteer assistant golf coach and then volunteer head golf coach at Vincennes in 1994-95, while completing his degree.
Weaver, a former Greenwood (Ind.) High School stand-out, earned a B.S. degree from Butler in 1997 and an A.S. degree from Vincennes in 1995.