On October 6, 2019, Dave Buss, the first coach of Green Bay men’s basketball, was added to the “Top 50 Most Influential Leaders in Green Bay Athletics History” list. Buss joins Bob and Carol Bush, Kevin Borseth, Tony Bennett and Dick Bennett as members already announced.
While coach the Green Bay men’s basketball team from 1969-1982, Buss helped put the program on the map, coaching the team in the NAIA ranks, then rising to DII before the program reached DI status. Buss compiled two NCAA DII runner-up finishes and three DII Final Four Appearances. In 1995, Buss was the first coach inducted into the Phoenix Hall of Fame.
Each week during the academic season, Green Bay Athletics will be releasing a new member of the “Top 50 Influential Leaders in Green Bay Athletics History”.