Jim Bush dies

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - THE SECOND PAGE -

Jim Bush, who guided UCLA to five NCAA track and field cham­pi­onships dur­ing his 20 years coach­ing the Bru­ins, has died. He was 90. The univer­sity said Bush died Mon­day. No cause was given. Bush coached the Bru­ins from 1965-1984, win­ning seven con­fer­ence ti­tles along the way. Among his stand­out ath­letes were 400-me­ter run­ners Wayne Col­lette and John Smith, triple jumper Wil­lie Banks, hur­dlers Greg Foster and An­dre Phillips, high jumper Dwight Stones and shot put­ter and dis­cus thrower John Bren­ner. Bush coached 30 Olympians in his ca­reer and served as head track and field coach at the 1979 Pan Amer­i­can Games. He was in­ducted into the U.S. Track and Field Hall of Fame in 1996. In out­door dual meet com­pe­ti­tion, Bush had a record of 152-21, in­clud­ing 10 un­de­feated sea­sons. Be­fore Bush’s ar­rival in West­wood, UCLA had never beaten USC in a dual meet. Dur­ing his ten­ure, the Bru­ins beat their crosstown ri­val 13 times.

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