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Colonels_Wear_Blue, June 7 in KY Boys Basketball (High School)
Frankfort, Kentucky - May 17, 2021
Frankfort High School is excited to announce Edward "Butch" Jointer has the school's 39th men's basketball coach in the program's 112 year history.
Jointer has been an integral part of the resurgence of Panther basketball as top assistant to former head coach Chris O'Bryan for the last three seasons. Under O'Bryan and his staff Frankfort High has had back to back district titles, 3 regional appearances, and an All A State Runner-Up finish.
The position attracted widespread attention due to the Panthers returning 4 starters from a regional tournament team. FHS principal Tyler Reed said, "Butch's familiarity with the student-athletes and the Panther community were key factors in naming him head coach. While there is an expected learning curve going from assistant coach to head coach, we fully believe that Butch is the right person to continue the magic that has been started under Coach O'Bryan".
Butch Jointer is a native of Nicholasville, Kentucky, where He played basketball for East Jessamine High School under former Frankfort High School basketball Coach Chris O'Bryan. He lettered for four seasons at EJHS. At that time, he set school records with 1,617 points, 689 rebounds, and 185 steals. As a senior, he was a 1st team all-state selection after averaging 21 points and 8.1 rebounds per contest while shooting 49 percent from the floor and 73 percent at the foul line. During that time, he compiled a significant amount of accolades, including the 42nd District and region all-tournament team, 11th Region Player of Year, Kentucky-Ohio All-star, and Kentucky-Indiana All-star.
Coach Jointer earned a scholarship to play at St. Catharine College. During his freshman year, he averaged 17 points and 6 rebounds per contest. He picked up 1st team all-conference accolades. As a Sophomore, he averaged 19.5 points and 7.2 rebounds, becoming the first-ever 1000 point scorer in school history. He was selected to 1st team All-Region VII team and TJCCAA 1st Team All-Conference. After graduating, Coach Jointer earned another scholarship to finish his playing career at Western Kentucky University under now Northern Kentucky Head Coach Darrin Horn. He helped the Hilltoppers win the Sun Belt East season title and the Sun Belt Conference title. After graduating, Coach Jointer joined the United States Army in 2011, where he served for five years on active duty and three years in the Army Reserves. Coach Jointer has been a part of Frankfort High School for 3 years as JV Coach. He helped with 2 district championships, 11th Region All-A Championship, All-A State Runner-up, and setting the school records for most wins in a season with 28.
Coach Jointer has a sports family. His fiancé, TaNeisha Johnson, played basketball at Morehead State University. His daughter, ZaKiyah (14), plays basketball for Shelby County High School as a 8th grader. His Son, Omani (12), plays basketball and football for Second Street School. The youngest son, Bryson (3), loves Ninja kids.
Good luck Coach Jointer!
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