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Dave Butler

 
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Dave Butler heads into his fourth season at Oregon in 2020, after joining the staff as an assistant coach in April 2017.

He spent the previous three seasons as an assistant at Cal State Fullerton.

In his first season on Oregon's staff in 2017, Butler helped lead the Ducks to their seventh consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. Oregon won 18 matches and reached the second round of the postseason before falling at No. 12 BYU.

In 2018, Butler helped lead the Ducks to one of the best seasons in the program's history. Oregon went 23-11 overall and reached the NCAA Elite Eight with a thrilling upset of No. 2 Minnesota on the Gophers' home floor in the Sweet Sixteen, and the Ducks tied for second in the Pac-12 to match the best conference finish in program history. Butler also helped groom a program-record five all-Americans for the Ducks in Ronika Stone (2nd), August Raskie (3rd), Lindsey Vander Weide (3rd), Willow Johnson (HM) and Brooke Nuneviller (HM).

Butler has also been very involved with USA Volleyball. He coached for the USA Volleyball A1 Select program in the summers of 2016 and 2017, and he spent the summer of 2018 coaching for the USA Volleyball Colligate National team.

Butler worked with outside hitters and middle blockers in his time at Fullerton, while also serving as recruiting coordinator and doing video breakdown and game planning.

Butler was instrumental in the development of Kyra Smith while at CSFU, guiding her through a freshman season (2015) in which she ranked eighth in the conference in blocks per set. In 2016, Smith ranked seventh in the conference in blocks per set and Summer Kerins ranked in the top 10 in the conference in hitting percentage as a sophomore.

Before joining Cal State Fullerton, Butler worked at Long Beach State for a season in 2013. Butler was the volunteer assistant coach for the women’s indoor team, while also serving as an assistant for the sand team that finished the season ranked in the top 10 nationally.

Prior to his time at Long Beach State, Butler worked with the Sports Performance Volleyball Club in Aurora, Ill., beginning in 2003. He worked as an assistant to Rick Butler and the 18 Elite Team. He also led a pair of teams to bronze medal finishes at the 18 Open (2012) and the 18 Club (2013) AAU National Championships. He also coached four AAU all-Americans and the 2013 Gatorade national high school player of the year.