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Cathy Rush
Title Head coach
College Immaculata
Sport Basketball
Career highlights
Overall 149-15 (.909)
Championships
AIAW National Championship 1972, 1973, 1974
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1972-1977 Immaculata
Basketball Hall of Fame, 2008

Cathy Rush was the head women's basketball coach at Immaculata from 1972-1977. She led Immaculata to three consecutive AIAW national titles from 1972-1974. She led the Mighty Macs to 6 consecutive final four appearances in her six seasons with the school, attaining a 149-15 record.[1] Rush was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame on April 7, 2008.[2] She had also been inducted to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame in 2005.

Cathy Rush received a Bachelor of Science in 1968 and a Masters in Education in 1972, both from West Chester University. She has four children with her ex-husband, former National Basketball Association referee and Supervisor of Officials Ed T. Rush.

Accomplishments

  • Compiled a career record of 149 wins and 15 losses - a 91% winning percentage.[3]
  • Coached and directed the 1975 U.S. Women's basketball team at the Pan American games, leading the team to a gold medal finish.[4]
  • 2008 Hall of Fame Inductee - Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame[5]
  • Member of the U.S. Olympic Committee of Women's basketball.[7]
  • Written up in Newsweek as the "Al Maguire of Women's Basketball".
  • Received Special Achievement Awards from both the New Jersey and Philadelphia Sports Writers' Association.
  • Recipient of Special Achievement Award from the Delaware County Athletes Hall of Fame.

Current Activities

  • Future Stars Camps- Cathy is the founder president of Future Stars. For over 35 years, Future Stars has been conducting basketball, field hockey, soccer, all sport, and sports and arts camps for girls and boys.
  • Color Commentating - Cathy has been the color commentator several major networks, including NBC, CBS, CBN, ESPN, PRISM and the Sport Channel.

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