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Josh Buis '01 Named Assistant Football Coach at Eastern Michigan

March 24, 2006

Josh Buis 04.jpgMarch 24, 2006, Greencastle, Ind. - "After winning the Division II National Championship with Grand Valley State, South Putnam and DePauw University graduate Josh Buis is taking his coaching abilities to another level," begins an article in Greencastle's Banner-Graphic. "At the ripe age of 27-years-old, Buis is now a Division I football coach, working with tight ends and offensive tackles at Eastern Michigan University in the Mid-American Conference," writes Jess Huffman of Buis, who was running backs coach at Grand Valley State.

"Buis is a 2001 graduate of DePauw, where he was a three-year letterman and team captain," the story notes. "He also earned All-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference honors and Academic All-SCAC honors in his career with the Tigers. Buis went on to Northwestern University, where he was a graduate assistant on the football team while working on his master's degree. After spending two years at Grand Valley State, Buis is now ready to take his talents to the biggest stage in college football."

"It's an opportunity to be recruiting higher caliber players," Buis tells the newspaper. "Every week you're coaching against future NFL DePauw Helmetplayers."

Buis credits his high school coach, Mark Wildman, and DePauw's Nick Mourouzis for his success. "I learned from Coach Wildman. He basically taught me the game of football," Buis says. "Coach Mourouzis taught me to love coaching."

Access the complete story at the newspaper's Web site.  Read more in this previous article.

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