Deputy Director Butch Worley
Butch Worley has been a key member of DeLoss Dodds' administrative staff for more than 23 years. As Deputy Director of Men's Athletics, Worley currently supervises all UT men's sports, working closely with the head coaches and the associate athletics directors for football and basketball operations. He is also responsible for all internal operations of the athletics department (Academics-Student Services, Business & Ticket Operations, Compliance, IT Services, Facilities and Events). Additionally, he coordinates all scheduling, personnel and contractual matters and, as a member of Dodds' executive staff, is involved in all the department's major policy decisions.
Worley has worn many hats during his tenure at UT, including stints supervising event management, marketing, media relations and fund raising. He has served as tournament manager for three NCAA Men's Basketball Championships hosted by UT. He has been Dodds' "point person" in the hiring of six head coaches (track and field, baseball, golf, football, basketball, and tennis) -- including Mack Brown and Rick Barnes -- and has coordinated the negotiations of several significant multimedia, equipment, and sponsorship agreements.
Worley, 56, was a four-sport star at Leonard High School (Leonard, Texas), earning 14 varsity letters, and a two-sport letterman (football, baseball) at Austin College (Sherman, Texas). After graduating from AC in 1976 (B.A. in political science; M.A. in education), he was a varsity assistant football coach at Sherman High School. He left coaching in 1980 to attend Texas Tech School of Law, where he graduated (cum laude) in 1983. Before beginning his career in athletics administration he practiced law with the Winstead law firm in Dallas.
In 1985, combining his legal training with his love for athletics, Worley accepted a position with the NCAA in Mission, Kan. As assistant director of enforcement, he presented cases to the NCAA Committee on Infractions. This experience, along with his impressive academic and athletic credentials, and deep Texas roots, made him a natural for Dodds' staff in 1987.
In addition to his current responsibilities, Worley serves as the department's liaison to its nine-person athletics council and is a member of a court-appointed committee to monitor Title IX compliance. He also sits on the executive committee of the Sports Management Institute. In 1992 he was a member of the inaugural class of inductees into the Fannin County (Texas) Sports Hall of Fame and in June of 2001 was recognized by the All-American Football Foundation as its Outstanding Associate AD. In 2008 he was honored by his alma mater, Austin College, with the prestigious Coach Joe Spencer Award for Lifetime Achievement in Coaching and Athletics.
Worley and his wife Angie (a middle school math teacher) have a 25-year-old son, Tyler, and a 28-year-old daughter, Whitney, a UT alumnus.
(1 Dec. 2010)