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Bladensburg HS Girls Basketball Coach Takes Home 300th Win
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Bladensburg HS Girls Basketball Coach Takes Home 300th Win

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Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) salutes Bladensburg High School girls’ basketball coach Lester Butler on reaching his 300th career victory this week.

Butler recorded the milestone with a win against Oxon Hill High School on Feb. 7. This is his 28th year of coaching in the Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS).

In 1983, Butler began his PGCPS career as the girls’ assistant basketball coach at Friendly High School. Six years later, he moved to Bladensburg High School. Butler said that he has always focused on sending his athletes to college.

“Anyone that puts in work in both the classroom and on the court, I promised I would work hard to get them in school,” he said. “I tell my kids, ‘There’s a college for everyone. It may be Division I, Division II, Division III or even a community college, but the biggest advantage is that you may not have to pay to go college if you work hard.’”

A Washington, DC native, Butler started playing basketball when he was 11 years old. He was a three-sport high school athlete — football, basketball and track -- and played one season for the first football and basketball teams at Federal City College, now the University of the District of Columbia.

Bladensburg won the Maryland 3A championship in 1993. Butler guided his team to the state finals in 1995 and semifinals in 2001.  

His son, Lester Butler Jr., is the head women’s basketball coach at the University of the District of Columbia.

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