Mike Jacoutot to Be Inducted into National Wresting Hall of Fame

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Butler Street Founder Adds to Recent 100 Most Influential People in Staffing Award

The National Wrestling Coaches Association (NWCA) announced this week that Mike Jacoutot, Butler Street’s founder and managing partner, will be inducted into the Division III Hall of Fame on March 12 in Hershey, PA, site of the NCAA Division III National Championships. Jacoutot is one of only seventy wrestlers in Division III history to earn this prestigious honor. This award comes just a few months after Jacoutot was named to the “Staffing 100,” a list of the 100 most influential people in the $127 billion staffing industry. In October 2013, Jacoutot and his 1981 NCAA Division III Championship Team were inducted into The College of New Jersey Athletic Hall of Fame.

As a collegiate wrestler, Jacoutot was a four-time national finalist and 1981 NCAA Division III National Champion. He was also a member of three national championship teams. As a freshman, his second place finish led the University of Buffalo to the 1978 national championship. In 1979, he transferred to Trenton State College, now The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) and led the Lions to national championships in 1979 and 1981. At TCNJ, Jacoutot was captain his junior and senior years. His teams went a combined 47-1 in dual meets and finished 14th in the 1981 Division I Championships. Jacoutot won two matches at the Division I national championships before falling in overtime in the All-American round. He posted a collegiate won-loss record of 126-19-4.

“It is clear that the focus and discipline that made Mike a champion wrestler, make him a champion business leader,” said Frank Olivieri, former collegiate baseball and football player and president, chief operating officer of SupplyLogic. “Butler Street is a clear example of this. They define winning and transfer that formula to their clients. I am fortunate to have experienced that first hand as Mike and his team have been an invaluable resource to SupplyLogic.”

“Mike was the impact athlete that TSC needed back in 1979 to push the program over the top,” said Joe Galante, TCNJ head wrestling coach. “Having worked with Mike on the TCNJ Wrestling Endowment Fund, I can speak first hand that his leadership is second to none.”

Jacoutot comes from a storied New Jersey wrestling family that has collected five individual national titles, eleven All-American titles and led their teams to five national championships. His brother Tom was inducted into the University of Buffalo Hall of Fame in 1988 and brother Tim was inducted into the TCNJ Hall of Fame in 2011. All three brothers won national titles with Tim winning three.

“Anyone that has worked with Mike can see the valuable lessons he learned wrestling and the positive impact on his approach to business,” said Mary Ann McLaughlin, Butler Street managing partner. “Butler Street incorporates much of those philosophies directly into our training programs.”

Jacoutot will enter the NWCA Hall of Fame along with former Division III wrestlers Cody Koenig, University of Wisconsin and Jason Bovenzi of St. Lawrence and Ithaca, as well as Augsburg assistant coach Scott Whirley and former head coach and current athletic director Jim Miller of North Central (Ill.).

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