UCLA Mourns Passing of Jim Bush

Legendary UCLA track & field coach Jim Bush passed away on Monday, July 10 at the age of 90. Bush, who coached at UCLA for 20 years (1965-84), elevated the Bruin program to one of the most outstanding in the United States, leading the team to five NCAA Championships and seven conference titles.

“Today, the Bruin family suffered a tremendous loss with the passing of former track & field coach Jim Bush,” said UCLA Director of Athletics Dan Guerrero. “Jim was born to coach; he brought out the best in everyone around him, including his student-athletes. He remained a presence on campus, even after his tenure ended, supporting a variety of UCLA teams. He will be greatly missed by so many.”

UCLA track and field coach and alumnus John Frazier, who was coached by Bush, said, “Jim Bush set the standard for track and field during his career, winning five National Championships, as well as being a great mentor to many athletes and coaches, myself included. He will be truly missed, but his legacy will forever remain not only at UCLA but in the entire track and field community.” UCLA BRUINS

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