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Highland selects head coach for new athletic program

FREEPORT�The Highland Community College Athletic Department is pleased to announce Jesse Buss, a Freeport High School alumnus, as the head men�s and women�s bowling coach for the new program beginning in Fall 2012.

Buss was a member of the varsity FHS bowling team for all four years he attended, gaining regional and state accolades early in his bowling career. He began competing at the club collegiate level at Western Illinois University. After two years, he later finished his college career at Wichita State University, where he became a member of the Men�s National Championship Team and bowled under the guidance of legendary coach Gordon Vadakin. funny halloween pictures

Highland Community College has announced Jesse Buss as the new men�s and women�s bowling coach. The new athletic program will begin in Fall 2012.

�Jesse is a true bowling leader who has seen every aspect of bowling, from the �club� collegiate level competition at WIU to the National Championship appearances at Wichita,� said Highland Athletic Director Pete Norman. �As a member of the Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) and certified coach through United States Bowling Congress (USBC), Jesse is the perfect person to lead the HCC bowling program and compete for national recognition." funny pictures

During his membership with the PBA, Buss earned three regional titles and finished in sixth place during the 2009 USBC Masters. As a strong competitor himself, he says he is excited to be part of a new program and is already looking forward to putting his bowling and instructional skills to the test in the new administrative role. He�s also very appreciative of the support found within the Highland district, especially the scholarship opportunities provided to HCC student athletes by the Northern Illinois Bowling Proprietor Association Foundation (NIBPA). funny images

�I�m excited to come on board as Highland begins this new program, and eager to dig in and apply what I�ve learned as a competitive bowler,� said Buss. �It�s important that the students focus on academics as well as athletics, and with the sport of bowling, there is always something to learn." funny photos

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