Virginia Union University’s head men’s basketball coach, Jay Butler, will be inducted in the University of the District of Columbia Athletic Hall of Fame on Friday, February 15, in Washington, D.C.
Butler, who amassed 177 wins during 11 seasons, won two Independent Collegiate (ICAA) championships, one East Coast Conference Championship, and an East Coast Conference regular season championship. Butler led the Firebirds in four NCAA Championship appearances. In addition, Butler coached five student-athletes who achieved 1,000 career point milestones, the 2010 NCAA Division II rebound leader, Lillian McGill, and two Reslyn W. Henley Award winners.
Butler became head men’s basketball coach at his alma mater, Virginia Union University, four seasons ago. During that time he has won 71 games including the 2018 CIAA Championship and taken VUU to two NCAA Tournament appearances.
The University of the District of Columbia will induct the 8th Athletics Hall of Fame class on Friday, February 15, 2019. The celebration will be held in the University's Student Center ballroom, beginning with a reception at 6:00 p.m. The dinner and induction ceremony will start at 7:00 p.m.