UTRGV is set to hire Travis Bush as its first football head coach in program history: 2023

Travis Bush is to be the first UTRGV head football coach. The hiring comes less than a month after UTRGV announced that its football program had been approved. On December 11th, sources spoke about the announcement of Bush becoming the 1st ever coach of the UT- Rio Grand Valley football team. 

Head Coach Travis Bush

Travis Bush is an American football coach and former player. He has been the head football coach and athletic director at Canyon High School since 2021. In 2007, Bush was promoted to the position of co-offensive coordinator for the Bobcats. Bush moved to Texas-San Antonio as the offense’s coordinator after serving in the position for three years.

From 2016 to 2020, he was the head football coach and athletic director at Seguin High School and the offensive coordinator at the University of Houston under head coach Tony Levine. While initially hired as Levine’s running backs coach, Bush was promoted to offensive coordinator when his predecessor Mike Nesbitt resigned following Houston’s first game of the 2012 season.

Bush then proceeded to Houston where he served as the offensive coordinator, running backs coach, quarterbacks coach, and assistant head coach. he is the son of Bruce Bush, a member of the Rio Grande Valley Sports Hall of Fame, and he graduated from Gregory-Portland High School.

Bush started out as an assistant coach at San Marcos High School. He now receives a brand-new program to run. UTRGV pledged $30 million to the construction of football facilities.

Additionally, the university anticipated signing its initial recruiting class in 2024. Before their debut season, which will begin in 2025, the Vaqueros are scheduled to start training in the fall of that year.

Travis Bush Playing career :

Head Coach Travis Bush

Travis Bush was a quarterback for his father’s high school squad at Gregory-Portland High School in Portland, Texas. Bush was chosen for the UIL AAAA All-State Team following his graduation in 1995. After that, Texas State enlisted him as a wide receiver, and he graduated in 2000. Bush first met Tony Levine, the wide receivers coach at Texas State from 1997 to 1999, when he was a student-athlete there.

Travis Bush Coaching career : 

After completing his Graduation degree from Texas State, Bush worked as his father’s assistant at San Marcos High School before joining TCU as a graduate assistant, where he remained until 2003. In 2004 Bush served as the wide receivers coach at Texas State, his alma school. During his time in this position, Texas State reached the 2005 NCAA Division I-AA national semifinals.

Head Coach Travis Bush

In 2007, he was promoted to co-offensive coordinator and associate head coach for Texas State, and the team’s record was turned around to 8-5 by the 2008 season. This was one of only five winning seasons that Texas State had achieved over the past twenty-three years. That season, Texas State also claimed the Southland Conference championship, and Bush’s offense ranked fifth in the NCAA Division I FCS. The following season, Texas State’s record was 7-5.

In 2010, UTSA and head coach Larry Coker announced that they had hired Travis Bush as offensive coordinator for their inaugural season in 2011. However, he remained with UTSA for only one year before he decided to leave for Houston as running backs coach.

Following the resignation of Mike Nesbitt as Houston’s offensive coordinator after the first game of 2012, Travis Bush was promoted to offensive coordinator by head coach Tony Levine.

Now from Dec. 11, Travis Bush became the 1st ever coach of the UT- Rio Grand Valley football team. 

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