Kate Bruce

Head Women’s Basketball Coach


2022 – Present: Head Coach, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis

2016 – 2022: Head Coach, Walsh University

2013 – 2016: Assistant Coach, Ohio University

2010 – 2013: Assistant Coach, Youngstown State University

2008 – 2010: Assistant Coach(09-10)/Graduate Assistant, Florida Gulf Coast University

2007 – 2008: Professional Player, Holland

2005 – 2007: Player, Florida Gulf Coast University

2003 – 2005: Player, Lavapai Community College


2016: Ohio University, Masters, Organizational Communication

2007: Florida Gulf Coast University, Bachelors, Psychology

2005: Yavapai Community College, Associates, Art


Hometown: Fort Collins, CO

Family: Jesse (Husband) & Brenna, Laney, Evan (Children)

Career Highlights

Career Record
134-43 (.757)

20+ Win Seasons (4)
2021-22, 2019-20, 2018-19, 2017-18

Winning Seasons (6)
2021-22, 2020-21, 2019-20, 2018-19, 2017-18, 2016-17

Conference Coach of the Year (1)
2019-2020 G-MAC

Conference Regular Season Championships (2)
2019-20, 2018-19 G-MAC

Conference Tournament Championships (2)
2019-20, 2018-19 G-MAC

NCAA Tournament Berths (3)
2020-21, 2019-20, 2018-19

From 2016 to 2022, led Walsh to a 134-43 (.757) and 100-25 (.800) G-MAC record, including four 21+ win seasons

Led Walsh University to two G-MAC Regular Season Championships, two G-MAC Tournament Championships, and three consecutive NCAA Tournament berths

2019-20 Great Midwest Athletic Conference Coach of the Year, led Walsh to an undefeated (18-0) G-MAC record (first undefeated team in G-MAC history)

Walsh’s scoring offense finished nationally ranked 18th in 2021-22, 18th in 2020-21, 5th in 2019-20, and 20th in 2018-19

As Walsh’s Head Coach, has recruited and coached 15 G-MAC All-Conference Team selections, as well two Players of the Year and one Freshman of the Year

From 2013 to 2016, helped lead Ohio to a 62-33 (.653) overall record, two MAC Regular Season Championship, one MAC Tournament Championship, and two post-season berths (one NCAA Tournament), helping rebuilding a program that had not had a winning season in six seasons prior to the staff’s arrival

In 2012-13, helped guide Youngstown State to the most single-season wins (23) in 15 seasons, after the program won 0 games the season prior to arrival

From 2008 to 2010, assisted Florida Gulf Coast to a 50-12 (.801) overall record, one Atlantic Sun Regular Season Championship, and two WNIT appearances

Graduated as the all-time leader in career points at Florida Gulf Coast, was a WBCA Division II First Team All-American and South Region Player of The Year in 2006-07

In 2006-07, helped lead FGCU to an appearance in the NCAA Division II National Championship (National Runner-Up)

Head Coach Record