Buel :: Head Coach
The 2011 season will be Jessica's 5th year at the helm for Clackamas. Her overall coaching record at CCC is 118-67 leading the Cougars to a 2nd Place (2007), a 5th place (2008), a 7th place (2009) and a 3rd place (2010) finish at the NWAACC Championship Tournament.
Jessica was named the 2010 Southern Region Coach of the Year and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) NWAACC Coach of the Year.
She starred for the Cougars during the '99-'00 seasons in centerfield, helping her teams to a combined 63-16 record, a Southern Region Championship, and a 3rd and 4th place finish during the '99 and '00 NWAACC tournaments.
She was twice honored as a First Team Southern Region All-Star and earned NFCA NWAACC All-American in 2000. Prior to college, she was a standout at Sprague High School in Salem where she was the Valley League Player of the Year in 1998. Her outstanding play at CCC led her signing at Western Oregon University for the '01-'02 seasons.
At WOU, she earned All-league honors and also broke the school's single season record for stolen bases. After graduating WOU with her communications degree, Jessica was the head coach at Central High School in Independence, OR. She coached there from 2003-2005 and led the program to a top ten ranking her final season. The following season she turned her skills to her alma mater at WOU, where she was appointed as outfield coach and also specialized in fine-tuning the hitting skills of the team's left-handed slappers.
Jessica earned a Master's Degree in Health Education from WOU and currently teaches Health & PE classes at CCC. Jessica and her husband Kacy have a daughter, Brooklyn.
2011 will be Dustin's third season with the Cougars. Dustin works primarily with defense, but assists in all aspects of the game. His coahing efforts in 2010 led to him being selected to the NFCA NWAACC Coaching Staff of the Year.
He played for Columbia Basin CC from '98-'99 as a starting pitcher. He then went on to pitch for Pacific University during the '00-'01 seasons and graduated with a degree in Marketing.
Currently, Dustin works as a retail sales manager. He earned his masters degree in Education from Concordia University in 2010.
"Dustin will take on more responsibility this year, which I think will benefit our team, said head coach Jessica Buel. "He has contributed greatly over the past two years and continues to grow as a softball coach. "
2011 will be Emily's first season with the Cougars. She will serve as the Cougs pitching coach. Emily played high school softball at Clackamas High School where she was a prep standout and earned Player of the Year honors in 2001.
She continued her playing career and education at Pittsburg State in Kansas. After finishing her playing career at Pitt State, Emily served as a graduate assistant for two years, working primarily with the pitchers. Emily coached former Cougar NFCA All-American Renee Santos. Emily is married to Bo Smith.
"I am really excited to have Emily on our staff this year, said head coach Jessica Buel. "She brings a great deal of knowledge on pitching and a love for the sport."
Kevin graduated from Pacific University 2003 with an Exercise Science major with an emphasis in Sports Medicine.
Upon graduation, Kevin took on several trainer roles in the metro area. He was an assistant trainer with the Portland Timbers during the 2003-05 seasons and in 2006 he became the head athletic trainer for the club. He has also worked for North Lake Physical Therapy clinic in Lake Oswego as an athletic trainer since 2003 and and for Lake Oswego High School as the school's trainer.