Dr. John Graham:1930'3 ERA Butler HS graduate. At Butler HS he played football and track. He went to play both sports at Grove City college. He also became a local baseball coach.
Dr. Ted Penar:He was a Butler HS and grove City college graduate. He played footabll and track at both schools. He was named a Little All American while at Butler HS, and the same recognition at Grove City college. Later he became a track coach.
Howard Hammonds: He was an outstanding track and field and cross county athlete at Butler HS. He was part of the 1961 state championship cross country team, and was named an MVP of that team.
Bill Crummy:He was a Mars HS graduate who excelled in football and track earning WPIAL and state championships. He went on to play football at Penn State University. He played in the Gator Bowl and Sugar Bowl while at Penn State. He later became a high school football coach.
Richard Collodi: A Butler HS graduate who played football and track. He went on to becaome a track coach at Moniteau and Butler HS's. While coaching his teams won several District Championships.
Gib Lewis: A 1950's ERA Butler HS graduate where he played football. He was named All-Conference MVP, and All-District 1st Team. He went to play football at Westminster College earning NAIA first team recognition.
Jerry Schmeider:A 1960's ERA Butler HS graduate lettering in basketball land track. He was a 1965 Cross Country Champion. He went on to play basketball at the University of Cincinnati for two years.
Linda (Vanburen) Kubiak:A Butler HS graduate who was an All State swimmer. She continued her athletic career at Boston College earning MVP honors and she also set YMCA swimming records.
Richard Hartung:Butler HS graduate where he played basketball, football and track. He went on to play basketball at California University of PA. While at Cal he named an MVP in basketball. After college he went on to play professional basketball in Australia. After his professional career, he became the men's and women's basketball coach at Butler County Community College.
Rube Waddell: Rube was raised in various parts of Western Pennsylvania and played for several local Butler County sandlot teams in the early 1900's. He played numerous games at Pullman Park , Evans City, and Eau Claire. He went on to sign a professional baseball contract as a pitcher with the Philadelphia Athletics and ended up in the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. He had won 191 games in 13 seasons with four 20 game winnings seasons for Connie Mack with the Philadelphia A's.
Salvatore Russo:A Butler HS graduate who basketball and football in the late 1940's. He went on to play basketball at Clarion University where his team reached the NAIA Finals. He went on to coach basketball at Chambersburg HS.
Richard MInto: He was a Butler HS graduate where he played football and a 1952 PIAA swimming championship. He also was part of the 1950 WPIAL football championship team. He also played sandlot baseball and football.
Kahy Lisman Wood: A Mars HS graduate who was a multi-sport athlete lettering in basketball, track, and volleyball earning All-American honors. Her team won a WPIAL basketball championship, went deep in the PIAA basketball playoffs. She went on to have an outstanding athletic career at Slippery Rock University again earning All-American recognition in basketball and softball. She has been helping coach the women's basketball team at Butler County Community College for may years.
Lee Snyder: A Butler HS graduate who lettered in basketball and golf. He went to have a great collegiate career at Robert Morris University excelling as a scoring leader in basketball and a state leader in golf.
David McKinnis: He was a Butler HS and University of Pittsburgh gymnastics All-American. He became an NFL flexability coach and also coached at Butler HS.
Victor Holom: A 1940's ERA Butler HS graduate where he played basketball, football, and track. He became a local, and PIAA Official.
Neil Kerns: A 1945 Butler HS graduate where he lettered in football and track. He went on to a successful athletic career at Slippery Rock University, then later was an outstanding tennis player, scuba diver, and worked in Ski Patrols.
John Dallar: An outstanding Butler HS gymnast, winning honors in the WPIAL and PIAA events. He went on to earn All-American status at Slippery Rock University. He later became a high school coach.
William Hohn: A Butler HS graduate who went on to have an outstanding career as an umpire for Major League Baseball starting in 1988.
Rudolf Corona: He was the first athletic trainer for Slippery Rock University. He also became ab athletic trainer for several local high schools, and Butler County Community College.
William Bishop: A 1950's ERA Karns City HS graduate where he played basketball. He went on to play basketball and baseball at Alleghey College. He earned MVP honors at Allegheny College in baseball.
Beverly Fry:A Butler HS graduate when whe was an outstanding gymnast earning MVP and PIAA honors. She wnet on to have a great career at West Virginia University in gymnastics earning All-American recognition. After her collegiate career she went to coach gymnastics at the University of Michigan.
Frank Stuper:A 1920's through the 1940's ERA Slippery Rock baseball player who played for many local sandlot teams.
Thomas Horne: A 1960's Butler HS graduate where he was agymnast and tenis player. He wnet on to earn MVP honors at Slippery Rock University. After college he went on to coach at West Point and Ohio State.
Ken Lockey:He was an outstanding long time Seneca Valley HS wrestling coach, and an outstanding baseball player in the Butler Eagle County Baseball League.
Mickey Uram: A 1967 Butler HS graduate where he had an outstanding gymnastics career. At Butler he earned WPAIL and PIAA honors as a gymnast. He went on have an outstanding athletic career at Michigan State University as an NCAA Champion. He also was an outstanding baseball player and coach in baseball.
Edward Calderone: A Grove City HS graduate where he played football. He went on to play minor league baseball in the 1950's. He created a minor league batting average of .232 with 7 home runs in his 172 professional games career with the Nazareth Barons, Mahanoy City Brewers, Owensboro Oilers, Gloversville-Johnstown Glovers, Kingston Ponies, and the Keokuk Kernels from 1950 - 1952. After the short stint in baseball he became a local official.
Regis "Biz" Day: A Karns City HS graduate where played basketball. He signed to play minor league baseball with Detroit. Later he played local sandlot baseball for the Butler Eagle County baseball league.
Paul Stanley: A Butler HS graduate where he was an outstanding basketball player, and named an All District player and High Scorer. He went on to play basketball at Waynesburg College, and then signed a professional contract to play basketball in Australia.
John McGinley:He was an automobile racer in the 1950's and 1960's. He earned national rankings in stock car racing, with numerous first place wins.
Donald "Bones" Cavalero:A Butler HS graduate where he lettered in basketball and track. He earned All-Conference recognition in baseketball. He went on to play basketball at Indiana University of PA. (IUP) where he had an outstanding career. He later became a high school coach, and served on the Butler Co Sports Hall of Fame for many years as a director and also served for several years as president.
Cliff Diehl: A Butler HS graduate where he was an outstanding gymnast, winning WPIAL and PIAA awards. He went to continue his athletic career at Michigan State University, winning Big 10 and NCAA championships in the 1960's
James Thoma: A Butler HS graduate who lettered in football and track. He continued playing both sports at Grove City College. He later became an International sports advisor to many nations.
William O'Donnell: A 1940's ERA Butler HS graduate where e played basketball, football, and track. He continued to play sports I eh military and then continued playing on local sandlot teams. He later became a local sports promoter.
David Croft: 1960's ERA Butler HS graduate who was an outstanding gymnast earning medals in the WPAIL and PIAA. He continued his athletic career at Michigan State University competing in the Big 10 earing championships three times with the Spartans.
Tim Nunes: A Butler HS graduate lettering in football. He earned MVP and All-Conference recognition. He went to play football at Slippery Rock University as their starting quarterback on the 1971 and 72 state championship teams. He was named team MVP in 1972. He also played in the Knute Rocknie Bowl in 72 also. He was also a Tri-State and All-State selection in baseball at SRU. After SRU he went on to coach football at Butler High School until 1986. He also had a long post collegiate career playing softball.
Byron "Al" Johnstone: A Butler HS graduate who played baseball and basketball. He continued playing baseball at Slippery Rock University. He continued playing semi-pro baseball and became a baseball and track coach.
Earl " Bud" Mays: A Butler HS graduate who lettered in track and swimming as a WPIAL champion. He went to have a great diving career at Grove City College with an undefeated record. He also earned MVP honors in track.
Bob Wearing: A local race car driver with over 600 wins, from the 60's through the 90's as a Sprint Car Champion.
Edward Graham: A Butler HS graduate who excelled in cross country, track and swimming. He became a WPIAL and PIAA swimming champion. He went on to swim for Notre Dame University earning All-American recognition.
Pete Bistransin: A Butler HS graduate who played football and swimming. He continued his athletic career at Thiel College playing football. He was named a Little All-American and All-State.
William "Bill" Erdos: A Butler HS graduate who lettered in Football, Gymnastics, and Track. He was a WPIAL champion gymnast. He later coached gymnastics with WPIAL and PIAA winners.
Rick Davanzati:A Butler HS graduate who excelled in Cross Country and Track as a MAC Champion. He continued his athletic career at Slippery Rock University. Later he coached and ran marathons.
Dave "Guff" Wiegand: A 1956 Mars HS graduate who was All-Conference in basketball and football. He went on to play basketball and football at Salem College. He later became a high school coach.
Douglas Clark: A 1963 Knoch HS graduate. He was an MVP in basketball and football and served as captain of both teams. During his three seasons on the basketball squad he set both the career scoring record and single season mark. In the 1961-62 and the 1962-63 seasons is team won the District 9 Championships. He went on to play basketball at Rutgers University where he started for three seasons alongside 1st team All-American Bob Lloyd, and the late Jim Valvano. He played in the NIT basketball tournament, and also earned scholastic and academic honors.
James McElhaney: A 1982 Butler HS graduate where he lettered in football, track, and swimming. He went on play football and track at Grove City College and was a 1986 graduate. He coached swimming at the YMCA, and coached Midget Football for Center Township, and the Butler HS girls track team. Jim also was inducted in to the Grove City College Sports HOF.
Michael Zaccari: A Butler HS graduate who played basketball, football, and track. He earned All-MAC honors in multiple sports. He went on to play football at Clarion University earning All-Conference honors.He later became a high school football coach.
John Minton: A Butler HS graduate who lettered in basketball. After high school he joined the US Army with the Military Police. He became a professional wrestler taking the name "Big John Studd" He took several names as he wrestled starting with the name the "Mighty Minton". After his 1972 debut, he then joined the Los Angeles NWA Hollywood Wrestling as part of a tag team. In mid 1972 he joined the Worldwide Wrestling Federation under the name "Chuck O'Connor" He left the WWWF in 1973. He continued professional wrestling through 1989.
John Stillwagon: Known as the Godfather of Tennis coaching local plaayers for years. He also was a great promoter creating numerous tournaments.
Debra (Buzanoski) Wilson: A 1981 Butler HS graduate where she was an outstanding basketball and track and volleyball athlete. She continued her athletic career at Grove City College playing basketball being named All-Conference and All-State. He became a high school basketball coah after college.
Paul Wingard:An Evans City HS graduate. He lettered in basketball, football and track. He went on to have great basketball career at Robert Morris College. He also continued to play baseball and basketball for local sandlot teams, and also became a local official.
Dale Mahan: A Winfield HS graduate where he played basketball for three seasons. He went on to play baseball and soccer at Slippery Rock University. Ater he graduated from SRU he went on to earn his Masters Degree at the University of Pittsburgh. He also was a veteran of the Korean War. After college he had a long career coaching for 25 years in basketball winning two consecutive District 9 championships, and 33 consecutive dual track meets and three WPIAL Championships in track. He also taught for 37 years at Knoch HS.
Joe Morabit: A Butler HS graduate wo played football and track for the Golden Tornado, earning WPIAL honors. He went on to play football at VMI and was part of 3 conference championships. He later became a basketball and football official.
Richard Krankota: AN outstanding Butler HS and Slippery Rock University football and track star. He set WPIAL and was a team MVP, and Team Champion.
Bob Beneigh: A Butler HS graduate who played football. He also was an MVP for the Butler Cubs semi-pro football team in 1946. He also was an outstanding sandlot basketball and softball player in the Butler area. Bob also played for military teams.
Ronald Brandon: A Butler HS and Grove City graduate, who was an outstanding bowler. He was a supporter of the Butler Road Race for many years.
Jayne Beatty: A 1980 Moniteau HS graduate where she played basketball and track. She continued her athletic career at Slippery Rock University from 1981 - 1985. She holds school records at SRU in the shot put (14.92m) and discus (50.87m). She was a three time All-American in both the shot put and discus. In 1985 she was named PSAC champion in the discus. She was also an Academic All-American. She has coached and taught at the high school level for many years.
Harvey Phillips: A 1940's ERA Butler HS graduate where he played basketball and football. He earned All-Section honors at Butler. He also played sandlot baseball and softball for local teams.
Eugene Hollian:A Butler HS graduate who played basketball and track. He also played minor league baseball and US Navy teams.
Bill Quigly: A Butler HS graduate who played basketball, football, and track. He went on to play football at Murray State and later became a high school coach and local youth leagues.
Nunzio Esposito:An outstanding Butler HS diver - three times earning All American honors. He continued is academic and athletic career at the University of North Carolina where he earned All ACC and NCAA championships. He later became a diving coach at Duke University.
David Pichler: THe Butler HS graduate was a WPIAL and PIAA diving champion. After graduating from Butler HS he went on a have an outstanding career at Ohio State University earning all -American status. He qualified for the 1996 and 2000 Olympics in Atlanta and Sydney Australia, where he was named Team Captain. In 2000 He also won the synchronized platform final at the FNA- USA Diving Grand Prix.
Bill Beatty: A Slippery Rock HS graduate where he was an MVP basketball player. After his outstanding high school basketball career he went on to play basketball at Slippery Rock University. After college he became a PIAA Official, a High School coach, and Athletic Director.
Richard " Dick" Madison: A Moniteau HS graduate where he played basketball and football, setting high school scoring records in basketball and football. He went on to play football at West Virginia University. He was the leading scorer in the Liberty Bowl having an outstanding game in the loss to Utah. After college, he taught school for one year and then had a long career working for Butler County.
Leatha "Dudek" Baker: ( Far Right) - She was a Butler HS graduate graduating after an outstanding basketball and track career. She was named a PIAA and WPIAL MVP in basketball and track. She went to have an outstanding basketball l career at Clarion University as an All-Conference basketball player while setting records at Clarion.
Eric Namesnik: A Butler HS graduate where he became an outstanding swimmer becoming a WPIAL and PIAA champion. He went to coninue his swimming career at the University of Michigan. He was a Big Ten Swimming Champion. In 1991 and 1993 he was ranked the # 1 400 medley realy swimmer in the world while winning 8 national championships from1989 thru 1992. He qualified for the 1992 and 1996 Olympics,winning Silver Medals in both Olympics in the 400 medley relays. He went on to coach a number of potential Olympic swimmers. He died at the age of 37 in a tragic automobile accident.
George Bistransin: A 1940's Butler HS football player and swimmer. He continued playing football at Thiel College. After college he coached football and swimming at Butler HS.
Mel Semanko: A graduate of the University of Colorado where he was an outstanding football player. He wnet to play foot ball for the Montreal Allouettes. He went to become a physical education teacher at Karns City HS, and their head football coach for many years.
Mike Kelly: Mid 1960's Butler HS graduate who lettered in baseball, football, and track. He earned All-Conference recognition. He went on to play football at Notre Dame University, which was shortened by an injury. After college he became a local youth football coach and supporter of local athletics, sports sponsorships. He also became a local Congressman.
Tom Turner: A Butler HS graduate in the 1970's. He earned WPIAL and PIAA honors for swimming. He went to swim for Syracuse University as an ECAC Champion and MVP.
John Jance: A Concord HS graduate where he played basketball. He played minor league baseball, and later became a basketball and football official.
John Aubrey: A Butler HS graduate and outstanding golfer as a PIAA winner. He became an amateur golfer and turned professional with the PGA Tour. And played on numerous times on the Senior Tour. He has owned and operated Aubrey's Dubs Dread golf course in Butler for many years.
Roger Puz: A Butler HS graduate who lettered in baseball, football, and track. He earned All-Conference and PIAA honors. He went on to play football at Penn State University and was part of the 1982 National Championship Team.