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Rush Niles - Lourdes / Marinette / Bonduel

03/01/1980, 12:00am CST
By Wisconsin Sports Network

Born August 10,1917 in Merrill, WI

Attended Shawano High School, College Education at Marquette, Jordan College and St. Norbert

Coached football at:

Lourdes High School;

Marinette; and

Bonduel High School 1944-65.

Coached football 25 years, Won 114, Lost 61, Tied 7

Teams won three titles. In 1944 they were Wolf River Valley Champs with a 7-0 record; in 1952 they won the Central Wisconsin Conference title with a 7-0 record and they scored 114 points to their opponents 19. Last title was won in 1958 when they were Co-Champs of Central Wisconsin Conference with a record of 6-1-1.

In 1964 Rush was presented with a trophy cup and jacket by team members and cheerleaders for more than 20 years of excellent leadership. In 1967 he was given a surprise recognition night for his years of service and guidance to Bonduel High School athletes and students. In 1975 the Bonduel High School football field was named the Rush Niles Memorial Field.

Rush coached his teams in basketball to over 150 wins and his track teams won 9 championships. Track teams were in the runner-up position five times in the State Class C Meet.

In 1974 the Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association honored Rush with a citation for 31 years of dedicated service.

Tag(s): Hall of Fame