Wenzler Butler joined the USC Upstate track and field staff as an assistant coach in the fall of 2016. Butler arrives at Upstate after spending last season as a sprints and jumps coach at Wade Hampton High School where he led the men’s team to a seventh place finish and the women’s team to a 12th place finish at the state championship meet.
In a career that has taken him to several schools in the region, Butler has coached a state champion in the 200-meter dash, 400-meter dash and 400-meter hurdles and has guided many others to qualifying for district and state meets. As the coach of the Greer All-Stars AAU team, Butler has won 13 consecutive state championships with 139 state champions in sprints and jumps and five national champions in sprints and hurdles. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Clafflin University in 2006. While at Clafflin, Butler was a two-time conference and regional champion while running the 100-meter dash, 200-meter dash, 4x100-meter relay and 4x400-meter relay.