At JU, his responsibilities include working primarily with the post players, recruiting, game preparation and coaching. He also coordinates the scheduling of future opponents and oversees all budgetary issues.
Under his tutelage, Bruce developed Marcus Allen and Lehmon Colbert into two of the best post players in the Atlantic Sun Conference, with each being ranked in the top 15 on the school’s all-time scoring list.
Prior to JU, Bruce was an assistant coach at Hampton, handling practice, game preparation, game coaching, recruiting and worked with both perimeter and post players. During that time, Bruce coached seven players to MEAC all-conference teams and helped lead the Pirates to two MEAC tournament title game appearances.
In addition, under his guidance, Hampton had the 2005 NCAA Division I individual leader in field goal percentage (66.2%).
Prior to Hampton, Bruce spent two seasons at Wagner College. He was responsible for recruiting, academic counseling, game preparation and coaching. During the 2001-02 season, he helped guide the Seahawks to the most wins (19) in school history while earning a berth in their first postseason tournament (NIT) in 23 years.
Before coaching atWagner, Bruce spent three years as the top assistant at Howard University. At Howard, Bruce's responsibilities included recruiting prospective student-athletes, scheduling, academic counseling, team travel and acting as a liaison with on-campus departments.While there, he coached an all-conference and two all-rookie team selections.
Prior to Howard, Bruce assisted then head coach Mike Brey and the Blue Hen staff at Delaware with game day coaching, practice coordination and acted as the academic liaison. He also was heavily involved in the recruitment and development of one of the most successful classes in Delaware history. A class that would produce four starters on back-to-back conference championship and NCAA Tournament teams, one three-time all-league player, a conference player of the year, and the school's all-time leading scorer.
Bruce came to Delaware after a one- year stint as an assistant coach at University of Maryland-Eastern Shore where he served during the 1992-93 season under head coach Rob Chavez. He was responsible for scouting, recruiting and community relations.While at UMES, Bruce was instrumental in improving the Hawks to a 12-15 mark in 1992-93, an improvement of nine wins from the previous season. The 12 victories were the most by the school in more than 10 seasons.
Bruce began his coaching career at his alma mater Towson State University (now known as Towson University) as a student assistant under then head coach Terry Truax. He helped guide the Tigers to the East Coast Conference Title in 1989-90 and the school's first NCAA appearance in Division I.
Following graduation in 1990, Bruce moved to Bladensburg (Md.) High School where he served as assistant varsity and head junior varsity boy's basketball coach for two seasons. While at Bladensburg, he helped lead the Mustangs to two Maryland state playoff appearances.