Butler hires football coach
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Coaching Butler football might seem unattractive, given that the Golden Tornado hasn't won a game in two seasons.
Not so, said Clyde Conti.
"I've been after that job since most of (the Butler players) weren't even born," said Conti, 59, who was hired Monday night by Butler's school board. Conti coached nearby Slippery Rock High School for seven seasons and won two District 10 titles.
In 1973, Conti began his 38-year career as head coach at Clarion-Limestone in Clarion County. He made that team successful during his 22 seasons, interrupted by a stint as assistant coach at Clarion University. He spent the past two seasons as a volunteer assistant at Freeport.
For years, he coveted the Butler job.
Conti said he applied four times during the past couple decades and was a candidate last year when Butler's school board instead hired Jim Rankin, who left after one season.
Conti will continue teaching in the Slippery Rock district.
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