James “Jimmy” Butler Track and Cross-Country Student Support Endowment

This endowment funds the most pressing needs that benefit track and cross-country student-athletes, such as nutrition support, non-insured medical procedures, athlete recruitment expenses, massage therapy and chiropractic treatments, and scholarship support. Jimmy Butler was an assistant coach of cross country at UNM for six years, but sadly passed away in 2021. While at UNM, he helped the Lobos to unprecedented successes, including a pair of team NCAA titles in cross country and seven individual titles between cross country and track & field. This fund was established to honor Jimmy’s memory.