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2018 West Coast Inside Baseball Coaches Clinic Features NEVADA Head Coach TJ Bruce
University of Nevada head baseball coach T.J. Bruce enters his third season leading the Wolf Pack baseball program in 2017-18. Bruce was hired by Nevada on June 26, 2015 and arrived on the Nevada campus as one of the top assistant coaches in the nation after spending five seasons at UCLA. D1Baseball.com ranked Bruce as one of the top 10 head coaches in recruiting, and in his first season in 2016 the Pack posted a 37-24 overall record.
A former four-year collegiate player and letter winner, Bruce spent 11 seasons as an assistant coach, racking up 391 wins in that span and a .621 win percentage. Bruce spent 10 of those seasons at the Division I ranks with UCLA and Long Beach State, making seven appearances in NCAA Regional competitions.
Bruce served as an assistant coach at UCLA from 2011-15 under Nevada alum John Savage. During that span, Bruce helped lead the Bruins to a 198-102-1 record, four postseason appearances and the 2013 College World Series title. UCLA also won three Pac-12 titles in his five years. In his final season at UCLA, Bruce served as the Bruins' infield coach, recruiting coordinator and assisted with the hitters as an assistant coach in his fifth season with the program.
Prior to his stint at UCLA, Bruce spent five seasons as an assistant coach at Long Beach State. He helped the 49ers to NCAA Regional appearances in 2005 as an undergraduate assistant coach and in 2007 and 2008 as an assistant coach.
Bruce was an assistant coach at Cerritos College in 2006, where he helped the Falcons to the Southern California College playoffs.
Bruce played for Long Beach State as a senior in 2004 after spending his first two seasons (2001-02) at Cerritos College and his junior year (2013) at Texas Tech. Bruce played at Cerritos College from 2001-02, earned All-South Coast Conference honors. Bruce earned three letters as a prep athlete at St. John Bosco High School and in his junior and senior seasons he was named league MVP and helped the Braves to the league championship his senior season.
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