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butch lauffer - special achievement award winner 2017


Butch Lauffer - West Texas A&M University

Why Honored: Lauffer has been head coach of the Buffs mens soccer team for over 25 years, leading them to over 300 wins.

In 1991, Lauffer started the men's Division II soccer program at WTAMU in less than three months. In that first season, the Buffs went 10-8-2.

Lauffer led the Buffs to their first playoffs appearance in 1997. In their first 11 seasons, the Buffs were ranked each year.

Lauffer started the Lady Buffs soccer program in 1994, and led them to a 12-4-0 finish. That first season, they won the Lone Star Conference regular season title.

Lauffer was named the Men's LSC Coach of the Year in 1999, 2000 and 2009, the Women's LSC Coach of the Year in 1996, 2001, and 2008, and the NCAA Midwest Region Coach of the Year in 2001 and 2009.