David Busch

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David Busch began his basketball career in 1982. He was a four year starter for the basketball team. David and his teammates went to the IHSA State Finals 1984-1986. During High School, David won many awards and had numerous athletic achievements. These achievements include:


UPI All State                                                 Rossville Holiday Tourney Team– 2 years
AP All State                                                  All State– Chicago Sun Times
All-Wauseca Conf.  -2 years                         All State Chicago Tribune
1st Team All Area– 2 years                           IBCA– 2nd Team All State
McDonald’s All American Nominee

In High School David averaged 16.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game. He had a total of 1,235 career points. When he graduated in 1986 he received a full scholarship to play Division I at Southern Illinois University. (SIU)


Dave helped Coach Root’s varsity basketball teams, installing “Jerker Pride” and teaching team building skills whenever he was back in town.  Even though he has been away from the program for awhile, he is still proud to call himself a “Cornjerker”.


Dave lives in the Atlanta area with his wife and kids, and is the Capital Project Manager of KIK Custom Products (managing North America US engineering support, projects and reliability improvements).