Butler Extends Contract Of Men’s Soccer Coach Kelly Findley

Butler men’s soccer coach Kelly Findley, who guided the 2009 Bulldogs to one of the most successful seasons in school history, has been rewarded with a three-year contract extension.  The fourth-year coach will continue to lead Butler through the 2012-13 school year.

“Kelly has done an outstanding job of leading the Butler men’s soccer program,” said Butler Director of Athletics Barry Collier in announcing the contract extension.  “His teams have achieved success on the field and in the classroom and have been a credit to Butler University.  He’s shown great dedication and effort in assembling a championship program.”

Findley was named Horizon League Coach of the Year this season after leading Butler to a 14-3-2 record, a regular season championship in the Horizon League, a “Top 25” national ranking and a berth in the NCAA Tournament.  The Bulldogs advanced to the championship game of Horizon League Tournament, where they wound up with a 0-0 tie against Green Bay, and Findley’s squad climbed to as high as No. 17 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America national poll.  The 13 wins matched the third-highest victory total in Butler men’s soccer history.

“I would like to thank Athletic Director Barry Collier and Associate Athletic Director Beth Goetz for the support they have shown for the Butler men’s soccer program,” said Findley.  “I look forward to continuing to compete for championships here and to being a part of the rich tradition of athletics and academics at Butler University.”

Findley’s 2009 squad featured five All-Horizon League players and five NSCAA Scholar All-Region performers.  Junior Conner Burt, one of Butler’s five All-League players, became just the second player in Butler men’s soccer history to be named first team Academic All-America.