Darnell Archey, who enjoyed a record-setting career as a player with the Bulldogs, returned to the Butler basketball program in the summer of 2009 as Coordinator of Basketball Operations. He is in his third season.
Archey helped the Bulldogs to 100 wins during his four-year career as a player, 1999-2003. He finished his career as Butler’s all-time leader in three-point field goals, and he currently stands third on Butler’s all-time list for three-pointers (217). He further set an NCAA Division I record for consecutive free throws made (85), and he finished with Butler single season (.973 in 2002-03) and career (.951) records for free throw percentage.
A native of New Castle, Ind., Archey is one of just four players in Butler history to contribute to 100 victories. Each year that he played, the Bulldogs tied or set a school record for victories, capped by a 27-6 mark and a run to the NCAA Tournament “Sweet 16” in 2002-03. He sparked Butler’s second-round tournament win over #14 Louisville, 79-71, that season by hitting eight of nine three-point field goal attempts and scoring 26 points in the victory! Following his senior season, he won the Men’s Collegiate Three-Point Championship at the Final Four
Archey joined the Butler staff after spending the 2008-09 season as varsity basketball coach at Park Tudor High School. He previously had served as head coach at Columbus North High School (2006-08), as head junior varsity coach at Carmel High School (2005-06) and varsity assistant coach at Carmel (2004-05). In 2003-04, he played briefly with the Harlem Globetrotters and had a stint with a touring Australian basketball club.