Born on February 6, 1957
August 30, 2018
While at Plainfield, Bruce was a 3-sport athlete who earned 9 varsity letters and set records in both football and track. He was inducted into the Plainfield Hall of Fame in 2016.
As a football player at Butler University, Bruce set 3 school rushing records. He was All-Conference and the Team Offensive MVP. Bruce was the recipient of the prestigious Hilton U. Brown Mental Attitude Award. Bruce was inducted into the Butler University Hall of Fame in 2007.
Bruce was the recipient of the 2017 National Football Foundation Distinguished American Award. He has authored 3 books on faith and manhood in today's world. He is the founder of Beyond the Goal Line Sports Ministry. His head coaching record is an amazing. 248-88.
Wife, Jackie; children, Luke, Abby, Cal, and Meggie
Coaching Honors: 7 State Championships 1993, 1994, 1999, 2002-2004, 2016; 1 State Runner-up title 2005; 8 Semi-State, 11 Regional and 13 Sectional Championships; had 5 undefeated seasons and 3 undefeated State Championship seasons 1993, 1999, 2016; received 12 Coach of the Year awards; 2016 Friday Night Football magazine's Coach of the Year; 2017 Indiana High School Sports Awards Coach of the Year for all Indiana sports; finished coaching career ranked in "Top 5" All-Time Indiana State Championships.