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Frank Bush

Frank Bush
St. Louis Rams
Personal information
Date of birth: (1963-01-10) January 10, 1963
Place of birth: Athens, Georgia
Career information
College: North Carolina State
NFL Draft: 1985 / Round: 5 / Pick: 133
Debuted in 1985
Last played in 1986
Career history
 As player:
 As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 1986
Sacks 4
yards 3
Fumble recoveries 3
Stats at NFL.com

Frank Bush (born January 10, 1963) is the current linebacker coach of the St. Louis Rams. He is a former American football linebacker in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Houston Oilers in the fifth round of the 1985 NFL Draft. He played college football at North Carolina State.

Playing career

Bush was drafted by the Houston Oilers in the fifth round of the 1985 NFL Draft. As a rookie in 1985 he started 11 of 16 games recording three sacks. During his second season in 1986 he started the first three games of the season when an examination following an injury, revealed that he had a narrow spinal canal. This condition, not caused by play, made it too risky for him to continue playing.[1]

Coaching career

Houston Oilers

In 1987 Bush was hired by the Oilers to be their college scout and he remained at the position until 1992 when he was promoted to linebackers coach. He served as the teams linebackers coach until 1994.

Denver Broncos

From 1995 to 1999 Bush served as the Denver Broncos linebackers coach under Mike Shanahan and was a member of the teams back-to-back Super Bowl victories over the Green Bay Packers in Super Bowl XXXII and Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl XXXIII. In 2000 he served as the secondary/nickel package coach and was the special teams coach from 2001 to 2003.

Arizona Cardinals

From 2004 to 2006 Bush served as linebackers coach for the Arizona Cardinals under Dennis Green. Along with being the linebackers coach in 2006 he was also the assistant head coach to Green.

Houston Texans

From 2007 to 2008 Bush served as the Houston Texans senior defensive assistant under head coach Gary Kubiak. Before the 2009 season Bush was promoted to defensive coordinator. He was fired by the Texans after the 2010 season after the Texans finished third-to-last in the NFL in total defense.[2]

Tennessee Titans

On February 16, 2011, Bush was hired as the new linebacker coach of the Tennessee Titans.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Injury May Force Ex-State Star to Retire". Wilmington Morning Star. Associated Press. November 20, 1986. p. 4B. Retrieved June 22, 2009. 
  2. ^ Bush fired as Texans' defensive coordinator
  3. ^ http://twitter.com/jwyattsports/status/38060676320739328

External links

  • Houston Texans bio
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Richard Smith
Houston Texans Defensive Coordinator
2009-2010
Succeeded by
Wade Phillips
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