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Athletic Hall of Fame

John Butterworth

John Butterworth


At Rochester:

  • Entered the University of Rochester in the fall of 1971 after playing soccer at Pittsford High School where he was All-State and Region 2 All-America
  • Made conversion from forward to midfield and in his junior year helped lead the team to what was then its top state and regional rankings in its history
  • In his four seasons he started 65 consecutive matches
  • Earned a B.A. in English Education


  • Taught and coached at Victor High School for 4 years
  • District Manager for Athlete's Foot Stores for 5 years
  • For 13 years was a financial advisor with American Express Financial Services
  • Currently is the owner of John D. Butterworth Associates financial services firm
  • Since 1976, has been the soccer coach at Penfield High School-His teams have won 10 sectional titles, 3 NYS championships and 15 Monroe County Sportsmanship Awards
  • Has been selected New York State Coach of the Year twice and was a finalist for National Coach of the Year in both 2000 and 2004