Jim Bush, UCLA’s five-time NCAA-championship-winning track and field head coach, passed away Monday, the school announced. He was 90.
Bush spent 20 years at the helm of UCLA’s track and field program, from 1965-84, and won five NCAA Outdoor team championships (1966, 1971, 1972, 1972, 1978) with seven conference titles. UCLA spent its first 32 years of track and field without a single dual-meet victory over USC, but Bush’s Bruins earned the program’s first rivalry dual-meet win in 1966. It was the head coach’s first of 13 wins over USC.
Bush produced 188 individual NCAA medalists, including six straight championship teams in the 4×400-meter relay.