On St. Patrick’s Day night in 1984, Butte High beat Great Falls High in the championship game of the Class AA State boys’ basketball tournament in Missoula.
After the game, Bulldog star Mickey Tuttle climbed up and sat on the rim, giving Bulldog fans a lasting memory and an iconic photo to cherish forever.
In the ninth episode of the ButteCast, we caught up with Tuttle, who is living well in Pennsylvania.
In this episode, we find out that Tuttle still keeps in touch with all of his teammates, coaches and trainers from the championship winning team. He talks about his father, a D-Day hero during World War II. He tells us about the success of his children.
He also explains how he got up on top of that rim, and how he says his grandson, Butte High freshman Hudson Luedke, will do the same if he can help lead the Bulldogs to their first state title since that magical night on St. Paddy’s Day in 1984.
Click here to listen in as we catch up with the great Mickey Tuttle.