John Butterfield was more than a basketball coach. He was well-known across the Dakotas.
As a player for Hettinger, he won a state title, was All-American, and then won the Class-B title with Hettinger in 1983 as their head coach.
Though John passed away back in 2018, his legacy lives on.
On Saturday Jan. 12, before the girls varsity basketball game, Hettinger will re-name their basketball court to, "John Butterfield Court" in memoriam of Coach Butterfield.