Head Athletic Trainer Bill Buese oversees the athletic training for all 15 sports at JCCC, and has been in that capacity for 31 years. In addition, Buese teaches in the physical education department at JCCC, and serves as a Clinical Instructor of Sports Medicine at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences Department of Family Medicine.
During his tenure with the Cavaliers athletic department, Buese has been a part of 11 national championships, 80 top five national finishes, 111 region championship teams and 155 conference championship teams. He also has served as the athletic trainer for an NJCAA All-Star baseball team vs. Japan in 1994, and for an NJCAA All-Star softball team that toured Canada in 1997.
A native of Festus, Mo., Buese graduated from the University of Central Missouri in 1982, and received his master’s degree in athletic training from Central Missouri in 1983. Buese is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers' Association and Kansas Athletic Trainers' Society. He served as president for KATS from 1991-93, and as public relations director from 1995-98. During the summers of 1986 and 1987, Buese was honored by being selected as the athletic trainer for the East Squad at the East-West Shrine Bowl football game.
While at JCCC, Buese has served on the Education Affairs Committee, Campus Safety and Preparedness Committee, HPER Curriculum Committee, Sabbatical Screening Committee and Education Technology Committee. He has received the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development excellence award, and was a Burlington Northern Award nominee in 1998. He has received the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development excellence award, and was a Burlington Northern Award nominee in 1998.Buese and his wife, Lisa, have a son, Brian, 25.