Jerry Bush

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Jerry Bush
Jerry Bush (basketball coach).jpg
Biographical details
Born(1914-09-06)September 6, 1914
Brooklyn, New York
DiedOctober 27, 1976(1976-10-27) (aged 62)
Lincoln, Nebraska
Playing career
1935–1938St. John's
1938–1941Akron Firestone Non-Skids
1941–1942Wilmington Bombers
1942–1948Fort Wayne Zollner Pistons
Position(s)Forward
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1947–1954Toledo
1954–1963Nebraska
Head coaching record
Overall208–190 (.523)
TournamentsNCAA: 0–1 (.000)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
  • NBL champion (as player) (1939, 1940, 1944, 1945)
  • ABL champion (as player) (1942)
  • MAC championship (1954)
Awards

Gerard L. "Jerry" Bush (September 6, 1914 – October 27, 1976) was a college men's basketball coach and player. He was the head coach of Toledo from 1947 to 1954 and Nebraska from 1954 to 1963. He coached his teams to a 208–190 record, winning a Mid-American Conference championship and one NCAA tournament appearance. He played his college basketball at St. John's. He was inducted into the Toledo athletics Hall of Fame in 1986.[1]

He was the grandfather of current Nebraska Cornhuskers men's basketball head coach Fred Hoiberg, and also the cousin of National Basketball League player Jake Ahearn.[2]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Toledo Rockets (Independent) (1947–1951)
1947–48 Toledo 21–5
1948–49 Toledo 13–12
1949–50 Toledo 22–6
1950–51 Toledo 22–7
Toledo Rockets (Mid-American Conference) (1951–1954)
1951–52 Toledo 20–11 8–4 3rd
1952–53 Toledo 16–7 9–3 T–2nd
1953–54 Toledo 13–10 10–2 1st NCAA First Round
Toledo: 127–58 (.686) 27–9 (.750)
Nebraska Cornhuskers (Big Seven Conference) (1954–1957)
1954–55 Nebraska 9–12 6–6 4th
1955–56 Nebraska 7–16 3–9 6th
1956–57 Nebraska 11–12 5–7 T–4th
Nebraska Cornhuskers (Big Eight Conference) (1957–1963)
1957–58 Nebraska 10–13 5–7 T–4th
1958–59 Nebraska 12–13 5–9 T–5th
1959–60 Nebraska 7–17 4–10 T–7th
1960–61 Nebraska 10–14 5–9 6th
1961–62 Nebraska 9–16 5–9 T–5th
1962–63 Nebraska 6–19 1–13 8th
Nebraska: 81–132 (.380) 44–88 (.333)
Total: 208–190 (.523)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.utrockets.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=18000&ATCLID=204928585
  2. ^ "Jake Ahearn". Peach Basket Society. November 17, 2015. Retrieved July 22, 2019.