The Herald Bulletin

Morning Update

College Sports

February 13, 2014

Buck returns to AU as football assistant

ANDERSON — Anderson University hired former Ravens football player and alum Toby Buck as an assistant coach on the football coaching staff on Wednesday.

"I'm looking forward to the opportunity to be back here and at this level," said Buck. "I have a heart for this place, and this is my third stop here. I've been at the high school level, and there are limits there, and this level of competition is more in depth."

Buck has previously been on the AU football coaching staff on three occasions, starting as a graduate assistant in 1987. He also coached defensive backs from 1990-95 and was the defensive coordinator in 2007.

He has also coached at Highland High School (2004-06, 2008-10) and Pendleton Heights (2011) in previous years.

Buck graduated from Anderson University in 1987 after playing for four years on the AU football team. He earned his bachelor's degree in management. He is originally from Anderson, where he went to Highland High School and played on the football team, ran track and was on the swimming team.

He founded Exit 22 Partners, LLC in 2011 and has previously been the owner of Anderson PowerSports. He is active with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the Bridge Church Fellowship.

"I'm looking forward to getting to know the players and establish relationships," said Buck. "One of my goals is to reach out to the alumni and establish a connection with them and make them feel like they are a part of the AU football program."

Buck has been married to Amy Williams for the past 25 years and has four children: Sarah, Rachel, Levi and Mack. He resides in Pendleton.

1
Text Only
College Sports
  • spt_delaney.jpg Big Ten commissioner paints dire picture of paying players

    The head of the Big Ten painted a dire picture Friday of what college sports would look like if players were paid. He said his conference likely would cease to exist and the Rose Bowl probably would not be played.

    June 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • SPT - HB0604 - Lopresti art Mike Lopresti: Hoosiers' high hopes end in heartbreak

    Caring comes with a catch; how lousy it feels to lose. Indiana University was just reminded of that.

    June 3, 2014 1 Photo

  • Mike Lopresti: Hoosiers bitten by fickle fate They said they're not shattered. They said they'll be back, as surely as Monday follows Sunday. They said this was one loss, and that happens in baseball.

    June 1, 2014

  • SPT - HB0510 - Frazier. Nicole AU softball team loses two to end season

    The Anderson University bats fell silent in day two of the NCAA Division III softball regional and as a result, the Ravens are headed home, finishing the season at 30-9.

    May 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • Frazier's slam lifts AU into regional second round

    Anderson University junior Nichole Frazier hit a walk-off grand slam home run in the seventh inning to lift the Ravens to a 9-5 victory over Fontbonne Friday.

    May 10, 2014

  • spt_utahfightsong.jpg Utah president backs review of fight song

    After more than a century of singing "I'm a Utah Man," some say it's time to update the University of Utah's 1904 fight song.

    May 6, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ravens softball team heads to Illinois for regionals The Anderson University softball team, fresh off winning the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference season and tournament titles, Monday morning learned of its next hurdle.

    May 6, 2014

  • SPT - HB0504 - AU softball - DK - 113 Ravens dump Bluffton, win HCAC softball title All of them had a shot. All of them went down in flames. The Anderson University softball team finished as dominating a performance as the conference has seen in a while with a 13-4 victory over Bluffton to win the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference tournament here Saturday.

    May 3, 2014 3 Photos

  • SPT - HB0503 - AU softball - DK - 080 AU unbeaten in tourney

    The Ravens posted a 4-1 win over Transylvania in the opening contest and then buried the Rose-Hulman Engineers with their own poorly designed shovels 12-3 in the nightcap.

    May 2, 2014 3 Photos

  • SPT - HB0502 - AU softball Sami Frazier AU top seeds in HCAC softball tourney Anderson University's softball team has dominated the regular season of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference but the Ravens know that is no guarantee for the tournament.

    May 1, 2014 2 Photos