Tom Butters

Inducted: 2008
  • Graduate of Ohio Wesleyan
  • Big-league pitcher in the early 1960s with the Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Came to Duke in 1967 as director of special events and coached the Blue Devils baseball team from 1968-1970
  • Named Duke athletics director in 1977 and served in that capacity for 21 years
  • Retired after supporting the growth of Duke basketball into a national brand, a movement keyed by his hiring of Mike Krzyzewski in 1980.‚Äč