Kurt Godlevske

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Kurt Godlevske
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamButler
ConferenceBig East
Record30–62 (.326)
Playing career
1989–1991Michigan Tech
1992–1994Northern Michigan
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
2013–2014Butler (assistant)
2014–presentButler

Kurt Godlevske is the head women's basketball coach at Butler University.[1] He was named the interim head coach and later the official head coach after the termination of his predecessor, Beth Couture.[2][3] Prior to his role as head coach, Godlevske served one year as an assistant at Butler after seven years as the head women's basketball coach at Bedford North Lawrence High School, where he compiled a 120–41 record, including a 28–0 mark in his final season when the team won the 2013 Class 4A Indiana High School Athletic Association state championship.[4][5]

Personal life and education[edit]

Godlevske attended Bedford North Lawrence High School before moving to L'Anse, Michigan in 1987; he later coached basketball at both schools.[6] He graduated from L'Anse High School in 1989 and went on to play collegiately at Michigan Technological University before transferring to Northern Michigan University.[6] Upon completing his undergraduate degree, Godlevske coached two seasons at NCAA Division II Lake Superior State, earning a 35–19 record.[6] He changed to a high school coach, serving two seasons as the head boys basketball coach for his alma mater, the L'Anse Purple Hornets, where he coached Derrick Danner, then as an assistant coach at Lawrence North High School for one season, followed by two seasons as the head boys basketball coach and the head girls basketball coach in Newberry, Michigan.[6] Godlevske last coached at the high school level at Bedford North Lawrence, where he led the girls basketball team to a 28–0 record and the IHSAA Class 4A Girls Basketball State Championship in 2013. He posted a 120–41 record in seven seasons at Bedford North Lawrence High School.[4]

Head coaching record[edit]

Women's basketball[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Butler Bulldogs (Big East Conference) (2014–present)
2014–15 Butler 14-16 10-8 T–5th
2015–16 Butler 10-21 4-14 9th
2016–17 Butler 6-25 2-16 10th
Butler: 30–62 (.326) 16–38 (.296)
Total: 30–62 (.326)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kurt Godlevske Named To Butler Women's Basketball Post". ButlerSports.com. Butler University. 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  2. ^ Keefer, Zak (23 April 2014). "Butler fires women's basketball coach Beth Couture". IndyStar.com. Indianapolis Star. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Kurt Godlevske - Profile". Butlersports.com. Butler University. 2014. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Bulldog Basketball Adds Kurt Godlevske To Coaching Staff". ButlerSports.com. Butler University. 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  5. ^ "Lady Star's Coach Headed To Butler University". wbiw.com. 1340AM WBIW. 7 May 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2014.
  6. ^ a b c d Bartlett, Jeff (16 June 2006). "Kurt Godlevske new girls coach". tmnews.com. Times-Mail. Retrieved 2 October 2014.