Bill Buese

Bill BueseContributor • Inducted 2008

Bill Buese oversaw the athletic training for all the sports at JCCC for 31 years. He retired following the 2016-17 school year. In addition, Buese taught in the physical education department at JCCC, and served 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 was a part of 11 national championships, 114 region championship teams and 157 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 of 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.