Jerry Bush

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Jerry Bush
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1914-09-06)September 6, 1914
Brooklyn, New York
Died October 27, 1976(1976-10-27) (aged 62)
Lincoln, Nebraska
Playing career
1935–1938 St. John's
Position(s) Forward
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1947–1954
1954–1963
Toledo
Nebraska
Head coaching record
Overall 208–190 (.523)
Tournaments NCAA: 0-1 (.000)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
MAC Championship (1954)

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 is the grandfather of Iowa State Cyclones men's basketball head coach Fred Hoiberg.

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
1963–64 Nebraska 7-18 5-9 T-6th
Nebraska: 81–132 (.380) 44–88 (.333)
Total: 208–190 (.523)

      National 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]