Butch Barnes, a founding member of the Strasburg Express franchise, will be the first member of the Express inducted into the VBL Hall of Fame.

Butch served as the head coach of the Express from 2011-2013 and again in 2016. He has been a big part of management every year since the franchise started in 2011. He is currently the director of baseball operations for the Express.

In his first three years as manager, Barnes took the Express to the playoffs in the second season (2012) and to the VBL finals in his third year (2013).

After a head coach stepped down in 2016 just three games into the season, Barnes took over as head coach and led the Express to a 36-13 record. The Express won its second straight title that season and finished ranked No. 7 in the country.

Barnes is still a vital part of the franchise, which has had a lot of success. The Express won the VBL title in 2015, 2016 and 2021. The Express have advanced to the VBL playoffs all but two seasons since 2011. Strasburg has advanced to the VBL finals six times in the last 10 seasons.