Coach of the Month: Butcher makes things better at SBHS

Andrew Butcher does a lot more than coach girls basketball at Santa Barbara High.

He helps in any way he can to make things better at the school

Butcher was honored Monday at the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table press luncheon as the Coach of the Month.

One of the things he does away from the court is run the Saturday swap meet on campus, raising money for various areas at the school.

“To describe Andrew,” athletic director Nan Verkaik said, “he has a philosophy: Always leave it better than it was when you got here.”

Butcher has been making things better at the school for 30 years.

“I’m pretty good at fixing things when they break and I’m pretty good at fundraising, and right now that’s pretty important at schools,” said Butcher.