Grey named Coach of the Year

Butte High football coach Arie Grey was named the Class AA Coach of the Year by the Montana Coaches Association.

The award comes after Grey led the Bulldogs to their first Class AA State title since 1991. The Bulldogs beat Bozeman 38-36 in the title game Nov. 16 at Naranche Stadium.

In five seasons at Butte High, Grey’s Bulldogs are 23-32. He led Butte High to three straight playoff appearances. Butte High went 11-2 in the title run.

Grey said the award is not about him.

“It’s all the boys, assistant coaches and program,” he said.

Grey will coach the West Team in the Montana Shrine Game, which is in Butte in July. He will also coach the Badlands Bowl in June.

Following is a rundown of all the Coach of the Year winners.

Football
AA — Arie Grey, Butte High
A — Jim Stanton, Billings Central
B — Dan Weber, Loyola Sacred Heart
C 8-man — Keith Clausen, Fairview
C 6-man —Jim Lawson, Hot Springs

Volleyball
AA — Jeff Carroll, Billings Senior
A — Jennifer Ebright, Laurel
B — Iona Stookey, Huntley Project
C — Carmen Harbach, Gardiner

Boys’ Golf
AA — Kas Ioane, Billings Skyview
A — Joe Rossman, Belgrade

Girls’ Golf
AA — Terry Caekaert, Billings Senior
A — Sue Matson,Laurel

Boys’ Cross Country
AA — Clint May, Bozeman
A — Sara Brist, Whitefish
B — Matt Schrowe, Red Lodge
C — David Solem, Culbertson/Bainville

Girls’ Cross Country
AA — Clint May, Bozeman
A — Joanne Cleveland, Corvallis
B — Rod Karst, Glasgow
C — Nancy Gesling, Twin Bridges



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