Zach Butler was hired as an assistant coach and camp coordinator for the Nicholls baseball team in the summer of 2013 after a stint as a coach for the Acadiana Cane Cutters of the Texas Collegiate League.

Along with handling day-to-day duties, Butler will also head-up all camps and clinics put on by the club.

Butler, a graduate of McNeese State University, was drafted in the 34th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays organization and played for the Gulf Coast Rays, Princeton Rays and Charlotte Stone Crabs. During that time as a pitcher he accumulated an overall earned run average of 1.95.

A two-year starter for the Cowboys, Butler helped lead McNeese State to the Southland Conference tournament during his college time, being named team captain in his senior season. Prior to joining the Cowboys he won two conference championships at Temple Junior College, making an appearance in both tournaments.