Interview of James Bush
UCLA head track and field coach. Interviewed because of connection to J.D. Morgan, UCLA tennis coach and athletic director.
- Right Man at the Right Time: J. D. Morgan
- Right Man at the Right Time: J.D. Morgan
- SportsUCLA and University of California HistoryUCLA Intercollegiate Athletics Staff
- Bush, James
- Supporting Documents:
- Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
- Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
- Series Statement:
- This series documents the contribution of UCLA Athletics Coach J.D. Morgan through interviews with individuals who had worked with Morgan both inside and outside the UCLA community.
- James Bush on his memories of J. D. Morgan: First encounter with Morgan; “This man runs a tight ship”; Morgan’s outstanding qualities as athletic director; Personal support in a tough year; Generosity to track and field program; Comprehensive knowledge of sports; Unwillingness to delegate authority; Techniques of interpersonal intimidation; Rivalry in track and field with USC; Failure to establish a UCLA invitational track meet; Morgan’s wariness of external influences; Involvement in NCAA; Foreign athlete controversy; Morgan’s professional relationship with Bush; Interest in track and field program; Feelings about women’s athletics; Problems of concentrating authority in one man; Special admission of athletes; Pressure to win; Impact of social climate of 1960s and ‘70s on intercollegiate athletics at UCLA; Bush’s relationship with John Wooden; Wooden’s relationship with Morgan; Morgan: judge and jury; Morgan’s legacy.