The dynamic duo are Richmond natives and graduates of Vancouver College, where they were both standouts for the Fighting Irish in the late 70’s and early 80’s.
Andrew played Junior for the Richmond Raiders following High School and was a BCFC All Star in 1985 and 1986, following Junior he moved on to star at UBC and was recently selected as one of the Thunderbirds top 100 players of All Time. Andrew played five years at UBC, he was a Canada West All Star in 1990 and 1991 and All Canadian Offensive Lineman in 1990.
Chris was also a member of the power house Richmond Raiders, where he was a standout Offensive Lineman from 1980 to 1984, he began coaching with the Raiders in 1984 and worked with both the Junior and Juvenile programs for the next six seasons.
Both were members of Jeff Lochbaum’s coaching staff at Richmond High School throughout the 1990’s, including the Colts three peat of BCHS Provincial Championships in 1996, 97 and 98.
Chris and Andrew took over a struggling Surrey Rams program in 1999 and revived the program, part of the revival was a name change to South Fraser Rams, they shared Head Coaching duties for three seasons and were honoured with the “Ranji Mattu” BCFC Coach of the Year Award in 2000.
Andrew (pictured right) moved on to coach at UBC and Chris took sole possession of the hat in 2002, and he was once again honoured with the “Ranji Mattu” BCFC Coach of the Year Award.
Chris passed the Head Coaches hat to former player Tyler McLaren for the 2005 season but remained on the staff and was a key part of the Rams Cullen Cup Championship that season, he returned as Head Coach in 2006 when the club moved to South Surrey and held the title until 2010.
Chris and Andrew coached together at North Delta Minor and were members of the Seaquam Secondary coaching staff from 2014 to 2016, most recently they were members of the North Surrey Bears Midget staff in 2016 and 2017.
The Butschler brothers are well respected as coaches in the BC Football Community, they bring character, experience, knowledge, intensity, a passion for the game and a commitment to winning to the Rams program.