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COLLEGIATE SPORTS

Rocklin’s Bussell named CalPac’s Coach of the Year

By: Staff Report
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William Jessup University’s mens basketball coach Jeff Bussell was named the California Pacific Conference’s 2013 Coach of the Year.

Coach Bussell is in his ninth season as a coach for the WJU men's basketball program and his first as head coach. He has over 18 years of career experience as a collegiate and high school athletic administrator.

“I am humbled by earning this honor. This award is only a reflection of the great players and staff I have the opportunity to work with everyday,” Bussell said. “They deserve all the credit.”

Bussell credited the talented coaches he had the opportunity to work with the past 19 years. Bussell thanked God and said he felt blessed to serve at William Jessup.

The Warriors recently clenched the 2013 Cal Pac regular season championship. It was the Warriors first championship since the 2009-10 season.

A native of Orangevale, Bussell played high school ball at Casa Roble High School and was all-league honorable mention. He played one year at Columbia College in Sonora, where the Claim Jumpers advanced to the State Championships Final eight.

Bussell received his bachelor's degree from Sacramento State University and completed his master's degree in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation in 2006 from Emporia State University, Kan.

In addition to his coaching duties, Bussell serves as sports information and game management director at WJU. Jeff and his wife, Nicole, have been married since 2006. They have two daughters, Grace and Samantha and reside in Rocklin.