BUTLER TWP — Butler did not have to look far to find its next head football coach.
Eric Christy, 37, a 1999 Butler graduate who has been on the Golden Tornado football staff for 10 years, was approved as head coach Monday night at the Butler Area School District board meeting.
The school board approved Christy by a 7-0 vote. Two board members were absent.
Christy served as interim head coach for the final two games of the 2017 season. He was offensive coordinator under Rob Densmore from 2014-17. He is married, has five children and lives in the Slippery Rock area.
“I sat down with my family and asked if this was something Dad should pursue, or did they need me to stay at home,” Christy said. “They said this was my dream and I should go after it.
“My entire family has been very supportive.”
Christy's children range in age from 6 to 16.
“I'm going from having five kids to hopefully 55 or 60. That's how I look at it,” Christy said.
A full story appears in the sports section of Tuesday's Butler Eagle.