After capturing the Wisconsin Collegiate conference titles in both volleyball and soccer, UW-Washington County (UW-WC) coaches, Debbie Butschlick (volleyball head coach) and James Miller (soccer head coach) were honored with the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference Coach of the Year award for their respective sports.
Butschlick who serves as both athletic director and volleyball coach, began coaching the UW-WC Wildcats volleyball team in 1985. Since then, the team has won the WCC Conference Championship seven times (1990, 1994, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2008, 2013), advanced to state competition ten times, and earned the state title four times ( 1992, 2002,2003, 2013). This year’s season was nothing short of amazing with a season record perfect 20-0 score and a set record perfect score of 52-0. The team placed four players on a six-person WCC state all tournament and all conference teams. This is the eighth time Butschlick has received the coach of the year honor.
Miller has been coaching the UW-WC Wildcats soccer team for the past ten years. The team has earned the WCC championship three times (2004, 2005, 2013). This year’s team conference record was 10-1 and divisional record was 7-1. The team clinched the WCC conference championship in a shootout with UW-Fox Valley (final score 4-2). This is the second time Miller received the coach of the year award.
UW-WC is located at 400 University Drive in West Bend. The campus participates in collegiate competition in a variety of sports as well as intramural play. For more information about UW-WC’s athletic program, visit www.washington.uwc.edu/athletics