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National Organization Names Oxford Charger Boys’ Track Coach Chris Bush as Top Coach

Bush receives 2016 Coach of the Year Award at national level in the sport of Boys Track & Field by the National Federation of State High School Associations

Chris Bush

Oxford Charger Coach Chris Bush, National Federation of State High School Associations’ 2016 Coach of the Year for Mississippi, Boys’ Track & Field (Outdoor) [Photo credit: Oxford School District]

Oxford, Mississippi (April 20, 2017)—The National Federation of State High School Associations named Oxford Charger Boys’ Track Head Coach Chris Bush as the 2016 Coach of the Year for Mississippi in the sport of Boys’ Track & Field (Outdoor). Bush is also the assistant high school coach for Oxford Charger Boys’ Cross Country, Oxford Lady Charger Lady Girls’ Cross Country and assistant middle school coach for boys’ and girls’ cross country.

It should be no surprise that Coach Bush is the first in his class; however, he says he is humbled to receive such recognition because he is standing on the shoulders of others.

“This award is an award for the team and the program,” says Coach Bush. “The success we have had over the past four years is directly related to the fact that I believed in my student-athletes, and they chose to believe in me. We hope to continue to bring prestige and honor to our state and to our school district.”

Professional Awards and Accolades

During his time as an Oxford Charger, Coach Chris Bush has professionally earned awards and led his teams to earn state and national awards as a head and assistant coach in track & field and cross country:

Boys’ Track Head Coach
  • 5A State Team Champions: 2014, 2015, 2016
  • 5A State Runner-Up: 2013
  • U.S. Top 10 Nationally Indoor Ranked 4 x 200 Meter Relay Team: 2016, 2017
  • U.S. Top 25 Nationally Indoor Ranked 4 x 400 Meter Relay Team: 2016, 2017
  • U.S. Top 10 Nationally Indoor Ranked 400 Meter Runner: 2016 (James Burnett)
  • U.S. Top 10 Nationally Outdoor Ranked High Jumper: 2015 (Shelby McEwen)
  • New Balance Outdoor All-Americans: 2016 (4 x 200 Meter Relay Team)
  • Coached one D1 signee (Shelby McEwen)
  • 2011 Mississippi Association of Coaches Distinguished Coaching Award
  • 2015 USTFCCCA (U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association) Coach of the Year, Mississippi
Boys’ Cross Country Assistant Coach
  • 5A State Champions: 2011, 2o13, 2014, 2016
  • 5A State Runner-Up: 2015
  • Jesse Owens Silver Division Champions: 2014
  • Coached one D1 signee (Tristan Orman)
Girls’ Cross Country
  • 5A State Runner-Up: 2015



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developing highly educated, responsible, college or career ready citizens who will take an active role in society.
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