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Choteau’s Matt Luedtke to be Butte boys basketball head coach

Posted at 6:16 PM, May 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-06 20:35:05-04

BUTTE — The Butte boys basketball team has found its newest head coach, hiring Choteau’s Matt Luedtke, MTN Sports confirmed on Monday.

As first reported by ButteSports.com, Luedtke has accepted the job offer and is now waiting for the school board’s approval to make it official.

During his time as the head coach of Choteau, Luedtke led the Bulldog boys to back-to-back undefeated Class B state championships seasons in 2015 and 2016.

A former standout player at Ronan, Luedtke was the Montana Gatorade player of the year in 2000, averaging 26.5 points per game, 6.1 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. He also set state records for 3-pointers in a game (13) and in a single season (100).

Luedtke committed to play at the University of Montana, where he spent two seasons before transferring to the Colorado School of Mines. He eventually landed at Montana Western to finish his college career.

Luedtke will succeed Luke Powers, who resigned as Butte’s head coach after this past season when the Bulldogs went 4-16, including two losses in the Eastern AA divisional tournament.

(Editor’s note: MTN Sports’ Dom Tibbetts also contributed to this report)