Jim Bush, a legendary track and field coach at UCLA and master at developing world-class 400-meter runners, died Monday, the school announced. He was 90.
From 1965 to 1984, Bush guided UCLA to five
Prior to Bush’s arrival, UCLA had never beaten
"He was unique," said Hal Harkness, UCLA's former cross-country coach who spent six years as an assistant to Bush. "His body of work turning out world-class quartermilers and 4 by 400 relay teams is unmatched. Through evolution, he came up with a training system that started in October and finished in June. He did it for years and years."
Harkness said Bush's health deteriorated after a bout with prostate cancer.