Arizona State announces public viewing, plans for honoring late coach Frank Kush

Posted at 11:21 AM, Jun 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-27 14:21:13-04

Arizona State University has announced a public viewing for longtime football coach Frank Kush, who passed away last week at age 88, will be held next week.

The Kush family is inviting all ASU fans to take part in the viewing Wednesday, July 5 from 5 to 9 p.m. at the All Saints Catholic Newman Center at 230 E University Dr. in Tempe. 

ASU will also honor Kush during a preseason camp and at a game during the 2017 football season.

"Sun Devil Athletics has plans to honor Coach Kush at Camp Tontozona and dedicate a 2017 home game to him and his legacy," ASU chief operating officer Rocky Harris said, adding more details will be announced at a later date.

Kush, who was ASU's head football coach form 1958-79, died peacefully at a Valley hospital Thursday. With a career record of 176-54-1, he is the team's all-time winningest coach.

Kush had 19 winning seasons and won nine conference championships at ASU. The playing surface of Sun Devil Stadium was named Frank Kush Field in 1996.