Jim LeProwse is the first state champion Butte American Legion baseball coach since the late, great Jim Kello led Butte to the title in 1953.

LeProwse guided the Butte Miners to the Class A State and Northwest Class A Regional titles this summer. The Miners steamrolled through the season, posting a record of 45-9. Butte put together winning streaks of 20 and 15 games. The 15-game streak closed out the season, and that included the South District, State A and Northwest Regional tournaments. 

The championships were part of LeProwse’s first season as the head coach of the Miners.

Butte posted back-to-back strong seasons in 2020 and 2021, and head coach Jeff LeProwse stepped down last fall after leading the Miners through what is probably the most important 10 years in the history of the program.

Jim LeProwse stepped up to fill his brother’s shoes, and the Miners just kept on winning in 2022.

In June, a month in which the Miners did not lose a game, LeProwse was named the first head baseball coach in the history of Butte High School. He will lead the Bulldogs in their inaugural season in 2023.

Butte’s great baseball season comes on the heels of LeProwse’s highly-successful run as the head coach of the Dawson Community College softball program in Glendive. LeProwse and his family moved back to his hometown a little more than a year ago.

LeProwse will soon join the list of Butte coaching legends with a plaque in the Coaches Corner at Metals Sports Bar & Grill. This interview was recorded inside that room of legends.

Click here to listen as we get to know Jim LeProwse.