“It’s the one thing you can control. You are responsible for how people remember you — or don’t. So don’t take it lightly.” Kobe Bryant
Butte High football coach Arie Grey was inducted to the 2024 MHSA Hall of Fame Wednesday. The 7 inductees are Arie Grey, Lindsey Hall, Tuff Harris, Richard Kronebusch, Marc Mariani, Makena Morley and Luke Zeiger.
We know what coach Grey has brought to the table during his tenure at Butte High including a 2012 State Championship, but coach Grey was an absolute dog in his playing days too.
The Former Powell County superstar has quite the resume as not only a coach but an athlete as well. Arie graduated as a Warden at Deer Lodge High School in 1997 where he was a multi sport standout, he was an 11 time letter winner, he was All-State his junior and senior year in football, he also got the nod his senior year of hoops.
Grey was a 3 time 400 meter champ where he didn’t lose a race for 3 straight years, he set the Class B record in the 100 and 400 while also sweeping the 100, 200, and 400 meter race.
Coach Grey gives it his all and has a no nonsense personality but is also one of the best humans you could have the pleasure of knowing, he believes in himself and his players, he talked often this past season of getting 1 percent better each day, and that’s how coach Grey lives his life and mentors his student athletes.
Arie went on to play football and run track for Montana State, where he would become a leader again as a captain on both teams his senior year. All those traits would follow him after college where he had the same vision but now as a coach.
Arie took the Butte High Football job in 2008, he also coaches the Butte High track team. He won the 2012 State Championship at Naranche Stadium in one of the most prolific ways knocking off Bozeman.
Congratulations to coach Grey and the other inductees, Butte and the Bulldogs are lucky to have such a great leader at the helm for its student athletes.