Butler hires another former major leaguer as coach

Written by Mike White on .

How many high schools can claim two former Major League Baseball pitchers as head coaches? Butler now can.

Butler already had former MLB pitcher Matt Clement as its basketball coach. Earlier this week, Butler hired Todd Erdos as it new baseball coach. Erdos succeeds Dave Florie, who retired.

Erdos pitched parts of five seasons (1997-2001) with the San Diego Padres, New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. He appeared in 63 games, all as a reliever. He was part of two World Series championship teams with the Yankees.

Erdos, age 37, lives in Cranberry, but he had ties to Western Pennsylvania before settling down here. He was born in Washington, Pa., and attended Meadville High School.

Butler talked with Matt Clement about possibly coaching baseball also, but Clement was not real interested, saying it would be too much for him. He said his family and the basketball team were his No. 1 priorities. Clement has been Butler's basketball coach for one season.

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