Butch Savage, 2011
Many Greenbrier football fans will also remember Butch as the original 'Voice of the Bobcats." He did the stadium announcing for home football games for almost 30 years.
William "Butch" Savage found much success on the hardwood at Greenbrier from 1964-68, being a starter all four years. He was recognized for a number of post season awards including, All District, All Region, All- State Honorable Mention, All Tournament 20th district. Butch was also recognized as the Co-Captain for 1967 and 1968 and as the team's Most Valuable Player. Butch still holds the all-time Greenbrier High School basketball record for most points in a single season at 689 with a 22-points per game scoring average. For his 4-year career, he scored 1,511 points.
One of his most memorable events was qualifying for the region tournament held at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville after defeating East Robertson, Hendersonville, and Gallatin in the 20th District Tournament.
Butch was also a member of the inaugural TSSAA-sanctioned baseball team at GHS, playing first base both his junior and senior years.
After graduation, Butch accepted a basketball scholarship to Austin Peay State University where he completed his bachelor and masters degrees. He later coached high school basketball, baseball and golf at Clarksville Academy, Jo Byrns High School and Greenbrier High School, where he also served as Assistant Principal. Butch also became a respected umpire for both high school and college baseball and refereed high school volleyball for a number of years.
Butch left his teaching and coaching career in the fall of 1984 and went to LifeWay Christian Resources in Nashville, where he was employed for over 28 years, 25 of those as Senior Manager of Compensation and Benefits. He retired in February 2013.
Mr. Savage was elected to the Robertson County Board of Education in 1994, and was re-elected in 1998. He served as its Chairman from 1995-2002.