Hall of Fame Inductee - Ron Rush

Ron Rush enters the Quincy High Sports Hall of Fame as a friend of sports. And while he has served as the public address announcer during the basketball season for many years, those duties are just the tip of the iceberg. A veteran teacher, administrator, coach, I.H.S.A. referee and football official, Rush has provided the youth of this community with the leadership, guidance and friendship rivaled by his peers. A St. Louis native, Rush was a three sport letter winner for Maplewood High before earning his Bachelors Degree in Education from Southeast Missouri State. He later earned a Masters Degree in Business Education from Northeast Missouri State University. Rush became part of the education infrastructure in 1963 while teaching business at Quincy High. Out of the classroom he served as the assistant baseball coach, assistant wrestling coach and later moved up as the head coach of the wrestling program. Rush is responsible for organizing the first Quincy Invitational Wrestling tournament in 1969. Ron put his administrative talents to work while at Quincy High, working as the school's athletic director and as director of transportation. Away from school the name of Ron Rush is known state wide for his work as a football official. Rush now teaches at the Western Illinois Correctional Center and is on the staff at MacMurray College. Ron, and his wife, Ramona are the parents of two sons, Matthew and Kevin.

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