RICHMOND, Ind. - Ty Butler, Indiana University East's first all-conference
men's tennis player, has been appointed as an assistant tennis coach at the
school.

"I am pleased to have Ty come aboard," said IU East tennis head coach
Erskine Ratchford. "Ty's experience in college tennis and familiarity with
IU East tennis, athletics and the university make him a great fit for our
tennis program. I look forward to working with Ty to grow our men's and
women's teams."

Butler played No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles for most of his IU East
career. He holds a share of the program record for singles victories in a
season. He served as a student assistant during the 2016-17 school year.

"After competing for IU East, I knew I wanted to give back to the program in
some way," Butler said. "With an established passion for the Red Wolves, I
hope to develop players on the court and in the classroom. I look forward to
the upcoming seasons!"

Butler is a Wadesville, Ind., native who earned a bachelor's degree in
general studies with a concentration in social and behavioral science at IU
East. 

IU East is an NAIA program. The IU East women's team reached the River
States Conference tournament championship match this past spring. IU East
also received the NAIA's Buffalo Funds Five Star Champions of Character Team
Award for men's tennis for 2016-17.