Bo Bunton is a 2009 graduate of Maryville University in St. Louis, Mo. He earned a bachelors degree in Communications, while earning a minor in Psychology and English. He joins the Southeast Missouri State University Sports Information Department an a Sports Information Associate. He will serve as the primary contact for volleyball, baseball, and indoor track.
While attending Maryville, he served as the student manager in the Sports Information office, serving as the primary contact for baseball and working with every other sport. He completely reorganized the record books for the basketball teams, and helped create a media guide, which had previously not been done before.
He also served as the Public Address announcer for all the sporting events, and was selected to announce the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament for both the men's and women's basketball teams.
As a freshman in 2005-06, he played the part of Play-by-Play announcer for all basketball games.
In the fall of 2008, he was hired by Charter Communications as the sideline reporter for the High School Football Game of the Week. Each week, Charter televised a game in the St. Louis area, as well as two games a week during the playoffs.
In the fall of 2009, Bunton was hired by KFNS 590 the Fan radio to be the sideline reporter for the High School Sports Caravan Show, which also broadcasted a game of the week. The station also had a two-hour show on Wednesday nights, and a one-hour pregame and postgame show on Friday nights. Bunton was the co-host for that show during the football season.
He was elected to announce the 2009 Missouri State High School Athletic Association football State Championships as the Public Address announcer at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Mo. With his professionalism and hard work, he was selected to announce the MSHSAA basketball State Championships held at Mizzou Arena in Columbia, Mo.
Bunton also has an extensive photography background, as he was honored with the title of Official Photographer of the 2008 Texas Vs. the Nation College Football All-Star Game, held in El Paso, Tx. He was flown out to El Paso by the staff, and followed the teams around while they attended charity events, practices, public appearances, and eventually, the game itself. He was also the player liaison for the Texas defense, making sure the players made it to team meeting, meals, charity events and practices, as well as answering any questions the players might have.
As a student-athlete at Maryville, Bunton played in the outfield for the Saints. He earned the "Hustle Award" in 2006, 2007, and 2008, as voted by his teammates. During his senior year in 2009, he led the team in home runs, triples, and slugging percentage. He earned Player of the Week honors during the week of March 5, when he hit a double, four triples, four home runs, and drove in 12 runs during a nine game span. He hit three home runs in a double header against Wisconsin-Platteville during that week. He ended up leading the conference in triples, and finished in the top 10 in home runs, while finishing in the top 50 in the nation in triples, and triples per game. He finished in the top 10 in Maryville's record book for career triples, home runs, stolen base percentage and fielding percentage.
He has family ties to Southeast, as both his parents attended Southeast Missouri State. His mother is a 1980 graduate from Cape Central High School, and attended the journalism school at Southeast. His father is a 1982 graduate from Southeast Missouri State University, where he was an All-Region second baseman on the Indians baseball team.
Buntonis the oldest of five children. His brother Mike, is a redshirt junior kick returner and wideout at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Mo. and played in the NAIA National Championship Game last season. Blake is a junior pitcher at Maryville University in St. Louis, Mo. Tiffany is a junior in high school, and Ross is in middle school.