Flour Bluff Independent School District (FBISD) Athletics Department has announced the selection of Jesse Buttler as the new Flour Bluff High School Varsity Baseball Coach. Coach Buttler currently serves as the Assistant Varsity Coach for the Hornet Baseball program.
“It’s a great day for Hornet Baseball and Flour Bluff Athletics,” said Coach Chris Steinbruck, Flour Bluff ISD Athletic Director. “Coach Buttler’s passion for our Hornets, Hornet Baseball, and our entire school community is contagious and unwavering. We are so excited for him and the future of Hornet Baseball!”
Coach Buttler has been a teacher and coach in Flour Bluff ISD for the past 17 years. He began coaching in 2008 and has been the Assistant Varsity Baseball Coach since 2011. In addition to coaching, Buttler also teaches U.S. History and dual credit courses through the University of Texas OnRamps program at Flour Bluff High School.
“I am extremely grateful and excited for the opportunity to be Flour Bluff’s next head baseball coach,” said Coach Jesse Buttler. “There is a rich foundation of community and culture that has been established by Coach Weikum during his tenure here at Flour Bluff, and I am thankful to have had the opportunities to play for Coach Weikum and coach alongside him. I intend to uphold the high expectations that have been a part of this program over the years. I look forward to leading our program and representing our community with Class, Pride, and Heart.”
Coach Buttler holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and a Master of Science degree in Secondary Education from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. He was named the Flour Bluff ISD Secondary Teacher of the Year in 2018.
Coach Buttler replaces long-time head baseball coach, Ron Weikum, who retired at the end of the school year after serving 39 years in education teaching and coaching baseball.