Tom LeProwse, who became Butte High’s 13th Diamond B in 2019, passed away in May. He was 94.

This interview, which was for a story on, was recorded in September 2019, about a month before Tom was inducted as a Diamond B during Silver B’s Night.

After staring for coach Swede Dahlberg at Butte High School, LeProwse played in the first Montana East-West Shrine Game in 1947. Then, he went on to play at Montana State before becoming a legendary coach at Bozeman High School.

He was the godfather of sports for the Hawks, and he had a profound impact on the sports scene all around the state.

In this discussion, Tom talks about playing football at Butte High and his love for his hometown. He also talks about his days playing at MSU and coaching the Hawks.

Click here to listen a true Montana treasure.