Travis Bush is in his third season at Houston and his first as Houston's Offensive Coordinator after serving 2013 as co-offensive coordinator and assistant head coach.
With Bush leading the UH running backs in 2013, Ryan Jackson finished the year ranked ninth in The American Athletic Conference in rushing yards per game as the sophomore had 661 yards and six touchdowns on 139 attempts, including two 100-yard games. Classmate Kenneth Farrow finished with 514 yards and six touchdowns on 103 attempts as Houston finished fifth in the league with an average of 139 rushing yards per game.
Bush started the 2012 season coaching the program's running backs before taking over as the team's play caller and quarterbacks coach after staff changes early in the season.
Under Bush's direction, the 2012 Houston offense finished 15th nationally with an average of 479.6 yards per game. The passing game ranked 11th nationally with 328.4 yards per game.
Five offensive players earned All-Conference USA honors in 2012 under Bush's leadership. Charles Sims and Jackson combined for five 100-yard rushing games while Crawford Jones and David Piland combined for seven games of at least 300 yards passing or better.
As offensive coordinator at UTSA Bush was outstanding calling plays for the Roadrunners in 2011, helping the first-year program average nearly 27 points a contest. UTSA was balanced offensively, averaging 219.7 yards through the air and 144.8 yards on the ground. Bush was charged with the development of Eric Soza who threw for 2,148 yards and had 14 touchdowns compared to nine interceptions as a redshirt sophomore.
Prior to his one season in San Antonio, Bush spent six seasons overall at Texas State, including three as the associate head coach and co-offensive coordinator for his alma mater. His final season in San Marcos the Bobcats finished nationally ranked and were No. 8 nationally in passing offense (289 ypg) and No. 12 in total offense (422 ypg). Another of his quarterback protégés, Bradley George, was named the Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Year, throwing for 3,121 yards and 23 touchdowns while breaking 10 school passing records, including 9,556 career passing yards.
Texas State won the Southland Conference in 2008, earning a trip to the NCAA Division I FCS Playoffs. Ranked No. 22 nationally as a team, Bush's offense ranked No. 5 in FCS in total offense (460 ypg) and fourth in scoring offense (38.3 ppg). George finished No. 6 nationally in pass efficiency, producing 2,401 passing yards and a school-record 25 TDs.
In 2007, Bush was promoted to offensive coordinator after serving three seasons as Texas State's receivers coach. He directed a Bobcats' offensive unit that produced a 2,000-yard passer, 1,000-yard receiver and 1,000-yard running back for the first time in school history.
Bush also spent three seasons as the receivers coach at Texas State (2004-06), helping the club to the 2005 national semifinals of the Football Championship Subdivision.
Bush began his coaching tenure at TCU as a graduate assistant. He worked with the Horned Frogs' offensive line from 2001-03 and helped the club make three consecutive bowl appearances and capture Conference USA and Liberty Bowl Championships.
Bush graduated from Gregory-Portland High School in 1995 where he was a UIL 4A all-state quarterback. He moved on to Texas State, lettering four seasons as a receiver and serving as the Bobcats' special teams' captain in 1999. He was also awarded the J.C. Kellam Award in 1999, which honors Texas State's most outstanding senior football student-athlete.
Bush graduated from Texas State in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in exercise and sports science and holds teaching certificates in mathematics and physical education. He earned a master's degree in education administration from TCU in 2003.
Bush's father, Bruce Bush, has enjoyed a storied career in the state of Texas as a high school coach and has won 284 games in 35 seasons. Travis coached with his father at San Marcos High School in 2000 and the duo helped the program to an 11-1 overall record.
Prominent Pupils Charles Sims (Houston) 2012 All-Conference USA Bradley George (Texas State) 2009 SLC Offensive Player of the Year Karrington Bush (Texas State) 2008 FCS All-American 2007 SLC Freshman of the Year Cameron Luke (Texas State) 2008 FCS All-American Jeff Bowen (Texas State) 2008 FCS All-American DJ Hall (Texas State) Two-time All-SLC Markee White (Texas State) 2005 All-SLC