The New Face of the Boys Basketball Team


Chris Mattingly

Butler Athletic Director Larry Just recently announced the new  head boys basketball coach who will replace coach K.C Goodin after six seasons with the bears. The Bears ended their season in the first round of the 6th Region with a 19-10 record. 

The new coach Brent Jameson, brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the program says Principal William Allen, “He is passionate and driven and will without a doubt, motivate, challenge, and inspire our student athletes. We welcome Coach Jameson to the Butler family.’ 

Jameson was the head boys basketball coach at Scottsburg High School in Indiana. He took over the program after a 1-22 season in 2016.  The past two seasons Jameson led Scottsburg to their first back-to back winning seasons in 14 years. This past season Scottsburg had arguably its best defensive squad in 63 years. During the 2018-19 season The Warriors won more games than the previous three years combined and carried the third most improved record in the state of Indiana. The program also produced its first NCAA Division II full scholarship player in over twenty years. 

Prior to coaching in Indiana Jameson was an assistant coach at Sacramento High School for three seasons. He was also a assistant men’s coach at Ohlone College where he helped send six players to four year colleges after a 21-7 season. 

Coach Jameson grew up near Flint MI and was a all-conference and all-area player at Corunna High. He played two years at Kalamazzo Valley Community College under legendary coach Dick Shilts,where the team won back-to-back conference championships and were also back-to-back regional runner up.

‘I’m extremely excited about the opportunity to lead this Butler program.,’ Jameson said. “Coach Goodin and his staff left it in great shape and our plan is to continue to build on that success’.  

‘Our vision for this program is to graduate champions,’ Jameson said. ‘Our message to current and future players is come as you are and buy into the Butler culture. If you do, you’ll leave as a champion and our version of a champion goes much deeper than simply basketball.’’ 

‘I am excited to have Brent be our next boys basketball coach  said Larry Just. “Brent has a vision for the program that will challenge our kids to be better players and better people by the team they leave Butler.’ ‘He will demonstrate and teach them the importance of work ethic accountability on and off the floor and prepare them for life after basketball’. 

Jameson graduated from Cal State East Bay and received his teaching certificate from Indiana  Wesleyan University. He is married to his wife Justine and has three young boys. Besides leading our boys to victory, Jameson will also be a P.E teacher for the school.

We look forward to seeing what Jameson brings to the program and to Butler, Go Bears!