Norman Edwin Butz
September 28, 1919
March 21, 1999
St. Petersberg, FL
1941-42 St. Joseph's University - Philadelphia (College)
1946-47 St. Joseph's University - Philadelphia (College)
1947-48 Lancaster Roses (ABL)
1947-48 Reading Keys (EBL)
1948-49 St. Hedwig - Chester, Pennsylvania (Independent) Head coach / player
1948-49 Reading / Allentown Keys (EBL)
1949-50 Reading Rangers (EBL)
1950-51 Reading (EBL)
A leading scorer at St. Joseph's, Butz collegiate career was interrupted by World War 2, in which he served proudly as a member of the Army Corps of Engineers. After the war, he finished his education and played pro basketball for a few seasons. He moved to Florida in 1958 and taught and coached at various Catholic school around St. Petersberg. He was also an avid tennis player.
Norm and his wife, Ellen, had a son and two daughters.
Tampa Bay Times, March 23, 1999