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James Buss

James Buss

Director of NKU Esports

James Buss is the Acting Director and General Manager for Esports at NKU, as well as the Dean of the Honors College.

Buss has been the founding dean of two colleges during his academic career and brings a vast experience of creating academic programs, raising funds to support programming, and working across university units to develop synergies between Academic and Student Affairs.


Tori Landron

Tori Landron

Assistant Director of NKU Esports and NKU Club Coordinator

Tori Landron serves as the Assistant Director of NKU Esports and Esports Club Coach as well as the Assistant Director of Sport Programs for the Department of Campus Recreation. Tori has spent her career cultivating inclusive programs for students in person and online while also focusing on developing positive cultures for student organization. Tori leads with her passion for student development and developing tomorrow’s leaders. Tori is excited to work with NKU Esports and open the door for future gamers to come. When not at work, you can find Tori on the court officiating women’s college basketball or hanging with her dog, Juno.


Duncan Rebilas

Duncan Rebilas 

Varsity Rocket League Coach

Duncan Reiblas plays most of his gaming hours in Rocket League. He has lived in Northern Kentucky nearly his entire life and supported hundreds of community programs to support the local community. While working a full-time job and studying at NKU as part of the Adult Learners program, Duncan is excited to participate in Rocket League training courses and coaching sessions to hone his skills while mentoring young players. Duncan brings over a dozen years of management experience—from restaurants to auto parts stores—to help lead the new varsity Rocket League team.

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