Former Butler wide receiver Brice Vignery is entering his eighth season as an assistant coach at Butler and his fourth as an offensive coordinator.
In his 10 years with Butler as a player and coach, the Grizzlies have compiled a 86-18 record, winning six conference titles as well as a NJCAA national championship in 2007.
Last season under Vignery, Butler went 8-3 with a runner-up finish in the Jayhawk Conference and was 17th in the final NJCAA poll. The Grizzlies had 10 All-Conference selections.
In 2016, Butler played in the Salt City Bowl and had six All-Jayhawk Conference offensive selections – including NJCAA All-American wide receiver C.J. Sims and first-team All-Conference tackle Joey Palmer.
Vignery was promoted to co-offensive coordinator in 2015 as the Grizzlies finished 9-2 and ranked fifth in the final NJCAA poll. Butler had a conference-high nine All-KJCCC offense selections – including five first-team members (tight end Matt Jones, lineman Ben Powers, Garrison Wright, Blaise Fountain and fullback Trevor Crain). Second-team All-Conference running back Kobe McCrary led the nation with 22 rushing touchdowns and finished with 1,190 yards.
During 2014, Vignery returned to coach the running backs after spending the previous season as the team's inside wide receivers coach. Butler averaged 166 yards per game on the ground, led by second-team All-Jayhawk Conference selection Chris Carson (994 yards, nine rushing TDs). Backup JaMon Cotton was also named honorable mention.
Vignery's stable of running backs were impressive in 2012 as the Grizzlies led the conference in rushing with 223 yards per game. First-team All-Jayhawk Conference selection Dreamius Smith had four games with more than 100 yards rushing and scored 17 touchdowns on the season. Derrick Thomas had four 100-yard rushing games with nine touchdowns and was honorable mention conference honors.
Vignery spent the 2011 season coaching at Kansas Wesleyan. He coached two All-KCAC selections, including first-teamer Carl Caldwell, a sophomore receiver who led the Coyotes with 35 receptions for 486 yards and four touchdowns.
Prior to that, Vignery spent as a season as assistant wide receivers coach at Butler, helping his alma mater win Jayhawk Conference and Region VI championships. He helped tutor a talented group of receivers that included Marcus Kennard (Texas Tech), Brett Soft (Central Arkansas) and Darrell Freeman (Arkansas Tech).
Vignery, a native of Concordia, played receiver at Butler in 2006 and 2007. The Grizzlies went 23-1 with two conference titles and two Region VI titles, as well as the 2007 national championship. He finished his playing career at Kansas State (2008-09) and graduated in December 2010 with a degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Social Science.
Vignery is the son of Kenneth and Cindy Vignery. He has two brothers, Brent and Blake, and a twin sister, Blair, a former Butler track and field standout.
Vignery is married to the former Hannah Kueny and resides in Towanda.