Prior to joining the coaching staff at Long Beach State, Bruce was an assistant coach at Cerritos College, advancing to the regional playoffs in 2006, Bruce's first and only season with the team. They finished the year with a 27-17 record and tied for second place in the competitive South Coast Conference. They had two players drafted from that team.
Bruce, who was the team's undergraduate assistant in 2005, played for LBSU in 2004. Bruce was a part of the Super Regional squad in 2004 which came a game short of the College World Series.
Bruce, who carried a career .300 average in college, was an area product who was named All-CIF as a senior at St. John Bosco High School. While at Texas Tech during his junior season, Bruce batted .321, after earning honorable mention all-league honors as both a freshman and a sophomore at Cerritos College. As a prep, Bruce was selected by Collegiate Baseball as one of the top prep shortstops in California, while the Press-Telegram named him to its Dream Team of top area players, twice.
Recently, Bruce was a featured writer for STACK Magazine in the December 2009 issue. The article discussed infield development with an emphasis on turning the double play. Bruce currently resides in Lakewood, Calif. with his wife Heather. The couple recently welcomed their first child Rhowan Ella Bruce.
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