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         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

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