Jack Bush enters his first year on the Eagle coaching staff and will be working with the Eagle defensive backs. Coach Bush was recently the Director of Football Operations at Jackson State University in Mississippi for four years. At JSU Bush, served as the defensive line/special teams coach during the 2006 season and was named DFO in the Spring of 2007. Bush came to JSU from Tuskegee University, where he served as the defensive line coach under head coach Rick Comegy.
In 1995, Bush served as Comegy's defensive coordinator at Central State University in Wilberforce, OH. Bush is a 1971 Lincoln University alumni, with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education. He has numerous years of coaching experience and expertise. Bush served as head football coach at East High School, Kansas City, Mo., and was the 1980 Coach of the Year. In 1990, the Washington Redskins awarded him a three-week coaching fellowship.
His first collegiate coaching stint was at Johnson C. Smith University, where he served as defensive coordinator from 1988 to 1989. He served as the defensive line coach at Central State University from 1989 to 1990, helping the Marauders to a No. 1 finish in total defense and a Black College National Championship.
Bush was the running back coach and recruiting coordinator at Bowling Green State University, 1991-1993; an NFL scout for the New England Patriots, East Coast Region, 1993-1994; and head football coach and Physical Education Department Chair at Randallstown High School, Randallstown, Md., 1994-1995.
In 1995, Bush returned to Central State and served as defensive coordinator in 1995 and head football coach in 1996. Central State was 10-1, NAIA National Champions, ranked No. 1 in both total defense and total offense and Bush was the 1995 Defensive Coordinator of the Year.
From 1997-1998, Bush worked as an Assistant to the President for Football Development at Lincoln University (Mo.). In 1998, Dr. David Henson appointed him Head Football Coach at Lincoln University (Mo.). He later accepted a position as tight end coach at Alabama State University, 2003-2004.
Bush achieved the rank of Second Lieutenant, while serving in the U. S. Army, Fort Benning, Ga. He devoted eight years of service to the National Guard and Air Force Reserve. He is a member of the Federation Interscholastic Coaches, the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) and the Black Coaches Association (BCA).