Nik Busch joined the UMKC Sports Information Department as a graduate assistant in August 2009 and was promoted to Assistant Sports Information Director in August of 2011. Busch will handle the publicity for the 'Roos' volleyball, women's basketball, men’s and women’s golf program and outdoor track & field, along with assisting with the sports information duties of the other 12 varsity sports.
During his tenure at UMKC, Busch has served as the primary contact for men's basketball, women's basketball, men's soccer, men's and women's tennis, softball, volleyball and men's and women's golf, while assisting with the 2010 NCAA Division I Women's Volleyball Championship.
Prior to moving to Kansas City, Busch had served as a public relations assistant at Panther Racing of the Indy Racing League in Indianapolis. At Panther, he oversaw public relations for the team’s Indy Lights developmental team, featuring drivers Dillon Battistini and Brent Sherman, as well as assisting with the IndyCar team that finished as the runner-up at the 2008 Indianapolis 500.
Busch also spent time as an intern with the Indiana High School Athletic Association, where he managed the organization’s website, helped operate the state’s high school championship events, and aided in the organization’s communication responsibilities.
As an undergraduate student at IU, Busch volunteered in the sports information department, where he assisted in the operation of Hoosier athletic events, which included the 2006 Big Ten’s Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships and the 2006 Big Ten’s Women’s Golf Championship.
Busch attended Twin Lakes High School in Monticello, Ind., where is parents Dave and Libby currently reside. He has an older brother Patrick and a younger brother Kole who both attended Purdue University, as well as a younger sister, Mackenzie, who attended Indiana State University.
Busch graduated from Indiana University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology while majoring in sports communication and from UMKC with his master’s degree in public administration in 2011.