Luke Powers will lead the Belgrade boys’ basketball team against Butte High Thursday night in Belgrade. 

It will be the second time he has faced the school he graduated from and coached for four seasons.

Click here to listen in as Powers talks about his days as a Bulldog. He played hoops for John Mike Dennehy and then John Thatcher. He specialized in the hurdles under coach Charlie Merrifield.

Thatcher called Powers one of the hardest-working players he ever coached. He was good enough in the hurdles that he ran track at Dickinson State University.

Listen as Powers talks about his coaching beginning in North Dakota, where he was wildly successful before coming home to lead the Bulldogs. Listen as he talks about the painful ending to his Butte High career. Listen as he discusses his new outlook on coaching — and life — after leaving the Bulldogs.