By Chris Goldberg
Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 11/21/08
Brody Bush, an All-American at Penncrest who later starred at Rutgers and helped MAB Philadelphia Paints to the 2006 University States National Club Lacrosse Championship, was recently inducted into the Media Sports Hall of Fame.
Bush, who also has coached in several capacities in the Philly area and recently was named an assistant at Conestoga High, is the first male lacrosse player to receive the honor.
The induction ceremony was held late last month at the Town House in Media. Bush was happy to share the honor with his wife, parents and family as well as his former high school coaches (Jef Hewlings and Wayne Matsinger) and several Penncrest teammates.
“It was nice to see these guys, and have them there with my parents and my wife,” Bush said. “It was a great experience. It was honestly great to see old faces and have them share this honor with me.”
Bush has a long list of accomplishments as a player. He was an All-American attackman at Penncrest in 1995 and a four-year starter and team MVP at Rutgers University. Bush earned a spot on the U. U-19 National Team, which won a gold medal in the 1996 World Games in Tokyo, Japan.
Bush left Rutgers as one of the leaders in assists (115) and points (183), and his efforts earned him a spot in the Division I North-South Senior All-Star Game. After college, Bush played briefly for the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League.
His biggest accomplishment was serving as captain for the MAB Philadelphia Club team during its march to the 2006 Championship.
He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Rutgers and then served one year as an assistant coach at Williams College in Williamstown, Mass. He was an assistant at Downingtown High for one year and then was head coach at Marple Newtown in 2003.
Bush then was hired as a health teacher at Tredyffrin-Easttown Middle School where he became the school’s first middle school coach and built the program into a power.
The past two years he also has served a volunteer assistant to her father, Bob Bush, who started the program at Immaculata.