Nate Snodgrass was a 4 year starter at point guard from December 2008 thru March 2012. He was coached by Joe Lewandowski as a freshmen and Matt Clement for his last 3 years.
Butler made the WPIAL playoffs in Nate’s sophmore thru senior years. In junior year Butler finished 3rd in WPIAL tournament and was a PIAA quarter finalist. In senior year Butler again finished 3rd in WPIAL tournament despite being the 15 seed in the tournament. The team would not have had any of this success without Nate at point-guard.
Nate’s senior year was special. Not only did he do the “heavy” ball handling of the point guard, he scored 514 points, averaged 21 points and 5.7 assists per game. He averaged 91% at the foul line(170 of 189), field-goal 49%, 3-point 44%. . He played his best games at the end of the season and during the WPIAL playoffs. Averaged 33.5 points in WPIAL playoff games.
4.51 GPA, Highest in Butler Senior class
WPIAL Scholar Athlete(runner-up)
P-G North Fab-Five
All-State Quad-A 3rd Team
Pittsburgh Tribune Review “Terrific Ten”
WPIAL Section 3 All Section Team
Butler County Boy’s Player of the Year presented by the Butler Eagle
Coaches All-Star game at Chartiers Valley & Round-ball Classic at Geneva College
Clearview Federal Credit Union Student Athlete of the week
Pittsburgh Basketball Report Player of the week
Scored 1132 career points, 4th behind Shawn Bellis, Mark Maier and Tyrell Sales
Scored 42 points in one game, 5th behind Shawn Bellis, John Graham, Bill Saul and Mark Maier
We believe his 91% foul shooting is highest ever at Butler
|Butler Eagle Player of the Year(Click for article)||POST-GAZETTE ARTICLE ABOUT NATE(Click for article)|
Nate’s greatest game:
In the quarter final round of the WPIAL playoffs, trying to beat North Allegheny for the 3rd time in the season, Nate had maybe the greatest 2nd half of a game in Butler history.
He took over the game scoring 32 of Butler’s 42 2nd half points. He made a desperation 3 pointer with 2 seconds left in regulation to send the game into overtime. Nate then controlled the ball for the final 3 1/2 minutes and made the winning shot with 2 seconds left in overtime. The win sent Butler into the WPIAL semi-finals and the PIAA tournament.
In this same game Nate set up Cody West for 8 3-pointers(tying a WPIAL Quad-A playoff record). Together, Nate and Cody scored 60 of Butler’s points in a 63-61 victory. A truly remarkable game.
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