Hampden-Sydney is in the preliminary stages of finding Bush's successor. A graduate of Virginia Military Institute, Bush became Hampden-Sydney's football coach in 1986. In 1992, he became the athletic director; in 1996, he stepped down from coaching to focus on his administrative position. During his tenure, the school's football venue, Lewis C. Everett Stadium, was built. The Kirk Athletic Center, which contains offices, classrooms and training rooms, was renovated. "I think we've got as good of facilities as anyone in Division III," Bush said.
This past year, the Tigers were recognized for having the highest winning percentage across all men's sports among the 27 non-Division I schools in the state of Virginia. "I think I was able to hire some good people," Bush said. "I think we have a great staff."