Mr. John Buck ’02

LuHi Role: Head of School and Varsity Basketball Head Coach, joined the LuHi faculty in 2007. Previous LuHi experience includes Mathematics teacher, Ethics teacher, and Dean of Students.

Education: Wake Forest University (2006), BA Economics (Cum Laude); The Ohio University (2010), MS Patton College of Education 

What I love about my role: I loved building relationships with the students. I believe positive relationships improve student engagement and interest in the material. Currently, I love the opportunity to imagine and create a new and exciting future here at LuHi!

Other professional experience: After college, I spent one year exploring the finance world before realizing that I was passionate about education and working with young people.

Hobbies: Coaching basketball, playing golf, and traveling

Family: wife Kasey, children Miles, Levi, Ivy, dog Gus, eight chickens

Awards and experiences: Was chosen to attend the 2012 Presidential Debate (town-hall format) at Hofstra University, selected as one of 5 finalists for USA Today’s Boys Basketball Coach of the Year in 2019

What I love most about LuHi: As a teacher, the world can be a harsh place. LuHi is not. I’m truly blessed to work with faculty, staff, students, and families that understand our purpose. We support each other and treat each other with respect. Graduation day is always an emotional one, as I reflect on the growth that each student has shown during his or her LuHi career.