September 15th, 2016

Hyland's Heroes: Marshall Butler

Samantha Stallings

Staff Writer

Hyland's Heroes: Marshall Butler
Holy Trinity is part of the CSAA / file photo

The following feature is a part of a bi-weekly series, sponsored by Hyland Insurance. "Hyland's Heroes" is a series of profiles that spotlight Louisville area Catholic volunteers, coaches and administrators who assist athletic programs and teams, and help promote excellence in all aspects of sports.

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Marshall Butler grew up in Louisville, Ky. and has been a parishioner at Holy Trinity for 16 years. Marshall graduated from Male High School and accepted a scholarship to play golf at the University of Kentucky, where he played from 1989 - 1993. 

Marshall and his wife Sandra have three children, JM (14), Charles (11), and Sandy (9). Following graduation he began his career in 1996 working in the Information Technology field, and now owns and is president of DMD Data Systems with offices in Louisville and Frankfort, Ky. and Reston, Va. Marshall’s hobbies are reading, golf, fishing and vacationing in Wisconsin.   

When and how did you get your start with Holy Trinity?

My wife, Sandra and I joined Holy Trinity a few years after we were married around 2000. We became parishioners and then when we started having children, HT was naturally the school we chose for our children to attend.

Who asked you to contribute or what got you involved?

My children had always been active in sports but it wasn't until the HT Golf Coordinator, Jimmy Kirchdorfer said his son was graduating and asked that I look at taking the lead. Jimmy was very helpful in the transition and next year will be my third year as golf coordinator.

What sports did or do you volunteer to help and for how long?

Middle school golf was the only one. 

What’s the connection with your faith and giving your time to student athletes?

I always felt like golf taught me good life lessons and by encouraging Holy Trinity kids to participate in golf they could adopt positive habits that could benefit them later in life. 

Who was the most influential person on your volunteer career? Why?

My mother was very influential because of her dedication to volunteerism. She would always volunteer for a worthy cause and commit 100 percent to its success.

What are your major themes/principle as a volunteer?

Stewardship and fairness.

What does your role at Holy Trinity bring your family?

I try to be a good role model for my family and the kids that are part of the golf team.

What are the fondest experiences or memories you have of your volunteer time? 

Watching my own children participate in sports and grow in their love for god and sportsmanship. 


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