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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