The “Glory Years” began when Mark Jula was hired as Butler’s coach in 1987. Coach Jula then took Butler basketball on a 6 year ride of excitement and excellence and ending in 1993 with frustration and discontent. From 1988 thru 1993 Butler boys basketball fans were blessed with a run that probably will never be duplicated.
During that period Butler boys accumulated 130 wins(82%), four(4) consecutive section III championships, Butler’s only WPIAL basketball championship, one(1) WPIAL Runnerup, one(1) WPIAL semi-final appearances, three(3) WPIAL quarter-final appearances, one(1) PIAA semi-final appearance and two(2) PIAA quarter-final appearances. What amazing achievments and what an amazing period.
(Please note that this posting is “work-in-progress” and is subject to review and revision. Any input(pictures, etc.) would be appreciated.)
|BOYS GLORY YEARS SUMMARY|
|Click for 1988||18-6||MARK JULA||2ND||WPIAL 2ND ROUND, PIAA 1ST ROUND|
|Click for 1st SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP 1989||25-3||MARK JULA||1ST||WPIAL QTR-FINAL, PIAA 1ST ROUND|
|Click for 2nd SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP 1990||19-5||MARK JULA||1ST||WPIAL QTR-FINAL, PIAA 1ST ROUND|
|CLICK FOR WPIAL CHAMPIONSHIP 1991||27-4||MARK JULA||1ST||WPIAL CHAMPIONS, PIAA WEST FINAL|
|Click for 4th SECTION CHAMPIONSHIP 1992||23-5||MARK JULA||1ST||WPIAL QTR-FINAL, PIAA 1ST ROUND|
|Click for SUCCESS WITH FRUSTRATION & DISCONTENT 1993||18-6||MARK JULA||2ND||WPIAL RUNNERUP, PIAA QTR-FINAL|
|COACH JULA COMMENTS IN MAGNET YEARBOOK AFTER 1st SEASON AT BUTLER|