Butte High head football coach Arie Grey added another job title to his list, as the district board of trustees voted to approve his hire as the new head girls’ track coach.
Grey, a history teacher at Butte High, led the Bulldog football team to its first state title in 21 years last fall. He’ll take over a program from veteran head coach Tom Roberts that won its most recent state title in 2009.
“I’m excited to take on another challenge,” Grey said. “Coach Roberts did a phenomenal job with the team and I look forward to the job.”
Grey has a solid background in track, as he stood out for the Deer Lodge Wardens before heading to Montana State University to run track and play football for the Bobcats. Grey still holds the Class B records for the 100 and 400.
Grey isn’t sure which area he’ll coach just yet, as he’s still faced with the job of assembling a staff of assistant coaches.
“We’ll meet as a staff and do what’s best for the program,” he said.
Grey said his first priority this season will be increasing participation among students at Butte High.
“We’ll have some fun and we’ll get better while we’re enjoying the sport,” Grey said. “Track is a sport where you can learn a lot about yourself.”
Butte High’s track and field season is slated to begin March 26 with the annual Time Trials meet. The Class AA State meet will be held May 24-25 in Bozeman.