Buel :: Head Coach
The 2015 season will be Jessica's 8th year at the helm for Clackamas. Her overall coaching record at CCC is 248-111 (.690),
Jessica has led the Cougars to 8 consecutive post season appearances, finishing no lower than 7th place at the NWAC Championship tournament.
Her 2007 and 2014 teams finished runner-up while the 2012 team went 38-11 and won the school its ninth NWAC Softball Championship.
Jessica was named the 2010 Southern Region Coach of the Year, 2012 NWAC Coach of the Year and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) NWAC Coach of the Year (2010).
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 NWAC 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.
2015 will be Dustin's 7th season with the Cougars. Dustin works primarily with defense, but assists in all aspects of the game. His coaching 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.
2011 will be Emily's 5th season with the Cougars. She serves as the Cougs pitching coach and has mentored five Southern Region all-star pitchers, include two Region Pitchers of the Year and one NFCA All-American.
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."
2015 will be McKenzie’s second season with the Cougars. McKenzie will work primarily with defense and pitchers, but assists in all aspects of the game. She will bring a wealth of knowledge to the coaching staff.
McKenzie played for Clackamas in 2012 as a starting pitcher and 1st baseman. At Clackamas she was named Southern Region player of the year, NWAC All-tournament team and NWAC NFCA All-American. McKenzie helped lead the 2012 team to a Championship. She then went on to pitch for Concordia University during the '13-14‘ seasons and is working toward a degree in Sociology.
2015 will be Bailie’s second season with the Cougars. Bailie will work primarily with the defense and left handed slappers. Bailie brings a great expertise in left handed slapping, being one of the best to ever play at Clackamas.
Bailie played for Clackamas in 2011 and 2012, as the starting 2nd baseman. She was twice an All Southern Region selection. Bailie was a member of the 2012 NWAC Championship team.
Bailie currently works in the Oregon City School District.
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.