Butch Simpson

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Butch Simpson won a record nine Delaware Division I state football championships at Newark High School, including five in a row (1997-2001). His teams had five
runner-up finishes. In 39 seasons as Newark’s coach Simpson won 283 games, second only to Wilmington Friends coach Bob Tattersall. Simpson’s Yellowjackets were Blue Hen Conference champions or
co-champions 15 times. During the 1999-2002 seasons Newark compiled a 36-game winning streak. Simpson was chosen as the state’s Coach of the Year in 1984, ’96 and 2011. He was a head coach in the
Blue-Gold game three times. A large number of Simpson’s players competed in college football at all levels and several played in the NFL. As an assistant basketball coach at Newark, he helped the
Yellowjackets win three state titles (1982, ’86 and ’90).



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