Butch Estes

Butch Estes (born June 14, 1949)

Current position: Head men’s basketball coach
Current team: Barry Buccaneers
Current conference: Sunshine State Conference (D-II)
Presbyterian record: 92-63 (.594)
Furman record: 135-122 (.525)
Guilford record: 43-58 (.426)
Barry record: 203-101 (.668)
Overall record^: 473-344 (.579)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (1991)
  • SoCon Regular Season Champion:  1  (1991)
  • Sunshine State (Div II) Regular Season Champion: (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  7  (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2022)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2013-present Barry
2010-2013 Palm Beach State CC
2007-2008 Seattle (asst)
2006-2007 Miami (FL) (asst)
2003-2006 Miami-Dade CC
1999-2003 Guilford
1985-1994 Furman
1980-1985 Presbyterian
1977-1980 Rice (asst)
1973-1977 East Carolina (asst)
1971-1973 The Citadel (grad. asst)
1968-1971 North Carolina (student asst)

Butch Estes Facts

  • George Estes
  • Born June 14, 1949
  • Hometown: High Point, North Carolina
  • Alma Mater: University of North Carolina (BS, 1971) / The Citadel (MS, 1973)
  • The NC-native played on the freshman team at North Carolina, then served as a student assistant under Hall of Fame coach Dean Smith
  • Moved on to The Citadel, where he spent two seasons as a graduate assistant under head coach George Hill
  • Early full-time assistant jobs include stints at East Carolina (under Tom Quinn and Dave Patton) and Rice (under Mike Schuler)
  • Became the head coach at Presbyterian – then a NAIA program – in 1980, going 92-63 in five seasons with the Blue Hose
  • Got his lone D-I head coaching job in 1985, leading the Furman Paladins for the next nine seasons
    • Went 135-122 overall, with five above-.500 seasons highlighted by a SoCon title and NIT berth in 1991
  • Resigned from his post at Furman in 1994 and over the next few years worked as a television analyst for Fox Sports
  • Returned to coaching in 1999 as the head coach at D-III Guilford College in Greensboro, NC; went 43-58 in four seasons
  • Next up was a three-year stint as head coach at Miami-Dade CC (FL), where he was 69-22 overall
  • Spent one year each as a D-I assistant coach at Miami (FL) (under Frank Haith) and Seattle (under Joe Callero)
  • Was the head coach at Palm Beach State CC (FL) for three years, where he was 80-14 and won three-straight conference titles
  • Has been the head coach at D-II Barry University (FL) since 2013, winning over 180 games during his tenure there
    • Led the Buccaneers to seven D-II NCAA Tournaments (including two Elite Eights) and three Sunshine State Conference titles

Butch Estes Coaching Tree


^ overall record includes head coaching positions at the NCAA Division I, Division II, Division III and NAIA levels only; Presbyterian was a NAIA program during Estes’ tenure there