CHARLES "COCKY" BUSH (Deceased)
Inducted: April 5, 1976 in Terre Haute, IN
Date of Birth: September 25, 1913 in Clark, IL
High School Attended: Marshall, IL Graduated: 1931
High School Honors: All-Wabash Quarterback; All-Eastern Illinois Quarterback.
College Attended: Indiana State University Graduated: 1937
College Honors: All-State Quarterback-Small Colleges 1934; All-Big State Quarterback with players from Purdue, Notre Dame, Indiana University 1934; only small college player to be chosen on first team; set new Hoosier touchdown record 1935.
Professional Athletic Background: Signed with Pittsburgh Pirates 1935; signed with St. Louis Cardinals 1936; played shortstop in Mid-Atlantic and Three-I Baseball League.
Coaching Experience: Coached football for 15 years, with a record of 68-58; also coached basketball at Clinton, IN, and Marshall, IL, high schools.
Coaching Honors: Two Eastern Illinois Football Championships; speaker at football banquets, football clinics, and athletic directors' meetings.
Special Recognition: Charles "Cocky" Bush Day on June 22, 1974 - the community and Board of Education named new football field "Bush Field" and provided a Charles "Cocky" Bush Scholarship at Indiana State University; City of Lafayette and Lafayette Red Socks sponsored "Cocky Bush Days" in 1941; presented the Distinguished Alumni Award by Indiana State University in recognition of reflecting honor and distinction on his alma mater; President of ISU "I" men and Sycamore Varsity Club promoting football at ISU; member of Search Committee to select Athletic Director of Indiana University 1974.
Coach Bush passed away October 31, 1995.