After a successful stint as Butler's top assistant, BJ McVay has become the sixth head coach in Butler baseball history, stepping in to the role vacated when Steve Johnson accepted the head coach position at Fort Hays State.
In McVay's first season, he continued Butler's streak of seven straight seasons with at least 30 victories as Butler went 31-27 and won a first-round game in the Region VI playoffs. He also coached four players who earned first-team or second-team All-Jayhawk West Conference honors.
Coach McVay spent the previous six years as the primary hitting instructor for the Grizzlies as well as working with outfielders. During his time at Butler, twelve position players have signed with NCAA division 1 schools and thirteen players have earned All-Conference honors.
McVay has helped guide Butler to at least 30 wins in each season
with the team, including conference championships in 2005, 2007 and
2010 and a Region VI championship and NJCAA World Series berth in
Prior to his tenure at Butler, McVay spent two seasons as an assistant at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. During that time the Savages compiled a record of 68-39 and went to the NCAA Division II Regional in 2003. Prior to that McVay served as an assistant one year at Barton County Community College were the team posted a 44-16 record.
During his playing days he attended Barton County where he was an All-Conference performer his freshman season in the outfield. He then attended Southeastern Oklahoma State University where he was a part of the NCAA Division II National Championship team in 2000.
Coach McVay, originally from Yukon, Okla., resides in Andover with his wife, Kelli, and son, Cash.