Bruce Buggs II, a native of Alexandria, La., began his career with LSU in August 2017 and is the Assistant Director of Mental Health for Student-Athletes. Bruce is responsible for providing counseling, mental health education and various treatment resources for LSU student-athletes.
Bruce obtained his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Southern University in 2004 and completed his master’s degree in Psychological Counseling at Nicholls State University in 2006. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor for the state of Louisiana and a board approved counselor supervisor. In 2013, he was qualified as an expert in the field of Licensed Professional Counseling by the 17th Judicial District Court.
Promoting wellness in sport and fitness, Bruce primarily works with student-athletes regarding mental health and substance use/awareness. He also provides performance enhancement plans which consist of sport specific team building activities.
Bruce is a member of the Louisiana Counseling Association and also conducts board approved Motivational Interviewing presentations. With experience in areas of substance abuse, youth and families, private practice, and presenting at various trainings and conferences, Bruce brings well-rounded professionalism to the LSU Athletic Training staff.
In his spare time, Bruce volunteers as a big brother through Big Brothers Big Sisters and enjoys playing video games, working out, and traveling with his wife.