Butler joins Columbus State Basketball program as Assistant Coach

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Columbus State University head men’s basketball coach Robert Moore announced the hiring of Jalen Butler on Tuesday to be the assistant coach for the Cougar program. 

No stranger to the Peach Belt Conference, Butler arrives in Columbus from Georgia Southwestern after serving two years as an assistant coach. Prior, Butler was a two-year graduate assistant coach at Armstrong State University. 

“I’m thrilled to bring Jalen into the Cougar family,” said Moore. “He knows this conference inside-and-out and understands what it is going to take to bring this program back to the top of the Peach Belt Conference.”

“Jalen’s experience recruiting Atlanta and the Southeast is a crucial reason why he is a perfect fit for Columbus State.” 

Butler will be responsible for strength and conditioning, scouting, and recruiting for the Cougar program. 

At his time at GSW, Butler helped turn up the tempo on offenses as the Hurricanes averaged over eight 3-pointers per game in both seasons. Under his guidance, R.J. Sessions was named to the All-Peach Belt Conference team.

At Armstrong, Butler helped produce two additional All-PBC performers. 

Butler was a part of three conference championship winning teams during his playing career at LaGrange College. He earned USA South Atlantic Conference All-Academic honors in all three seasons as well as winning the Al Mariotti Leadership award (2015) and the Glen Simpson Academic award (2013).  

Butler graduated in May 2017 with his master’s degree in communication and leadership from Armstrong. He was a double major at LaGrange studying political science and exercise science.


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