BUSH, RUSS

RUSS BUSH

Inducted:  June 11, 2014 in Fort Wayne, IN

Date of Birth:  November 14, 1948 in Fort Wayne

High School Attended:  Fort Wayne Elmhurst          Graduated:  1967

High School Honors:  3-year varsity letterman in football; 3-year varsity letterman in track and field; state qualifier.

College Attended:  University of Saint Francis         Graduated:  1971

                           Purdue University  MS                                1976

Coaching Experience:  Assistant football coach at Snider High School 1971-2014, coaching in 502 of 555 games; assistant track and field coach at Snider 1972-1974 then head track and field coach 1975-1977 and 1999-2000. 

Coaching Honors:  Coached in 11 undefeated regular seasons, 6 semi-state and state championship games, 14 regionals, 22 sectionals, and 14 S.A.C. conference championships; defensive coordinator for 1992 Class 5A State Champions; coached S.A.C. North Division Champions 1976; a North All-Star coach 1997; coached boys' track and field to State Championship 1974.

Outstanding Players Coached:  Rod Woodson; Kelly George (BSU, Kansas City Chiefs), John Autry (ND, New York Jets); Dieter Heren (U of Michigan, New England Patriots); Jabar Robinson (IU, Tennessee Titans); Devon Fowlkes (Appalachian State U, Indianapolis Colts); Aaron Lane (PU, Miami Dolphins); and many others too numerous to mention in this space.

Special Recognition:  Has been a presenter at IFCA State Clinic; keynote speaker for PAL Football in Fort Wayne; recipient of IFCA 40 year plaque; served as a biology teacher at Snider 1972-2014; his son, Doug, played for him at Snider, earning All-Conference and All-Area Defensive End honors.

Family:  Wife, Georjean; son, Doug