Ron Butler was the athletic director at Ranger College for 32 years. He coached men’s basketball for 16 years, started the women’s basketball program in 1968 and coached that team for 18 years. He also started the women’s softball program in 1986 and coached the team for 10 years. He won six conference championships in men’s basketball, compiling a 320-160 record. He had a 360-180 record in women’s basketball and won a Texas junior college state championship and NIT Championship in 1974. He was 302-55 as softball coach, winning numerous conference championships and was runner-up at the National Junior College tournament in 1987 and 1994.