Worley receives Spencer Award from Austin College
July 21, 2008
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Senior Associate AD Butch Worley was honored with the Joe Spencer Award for Meritorious Service and Lifetime Achievement in Coaching by his alma mater, Austin College, at its annual Legends Gala on Sunday. The award is given annually to an Austin College alum or former coach in recognition for their career accomplishments.
Worley is in his 22nd year at Texas, where he oversees administration of the men's sports programs, as well as many of the support services. He closely works with the spring sports head coaches and the assistant athletics directors for football and basketball operations. He joined the Longhorns staff as assistant to the athletics director in 1987, after serving as an assistant director of enforcement for the NCAA. He was promoted to associate athletics director in 1991.
A former Texas high school football coach, Worley earned both his bachelor's (1976) and master's degrees (1977) from Austin College and went on to earn a JD degree from Texas Tech School of Law in 1983. At Austin College, he was awarded six varsity letters in football and baseball. A native of Leonard, Texas, he and his wife, Angie, have two children, Whitney and Tyler.
Austin College athletic teams participate as a member of the NCAA Division III and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Austin College is a leading national independent liberal arts college located 60 miles north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas. Founded in 1849, making it the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original name and charter, the college is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA). Recognized nationally for academic excellence in the areas of international education, pre-professional training, and leadership studies, Austin College is one of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope's influential book "Colleges that Change Lives."