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Encyclopedia > Earle Bruce
Earle Bruce
Date of birth March 8, 1931
Place of birth Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Sport American football
Coaching Stats College Football DataWarehouse
School as a player
1951 Ohio State University
Position Running Back
Coaching positions
1972
1973-1978
1979-1987
1988
1989-1992
University of Tampa
Iowa State University
Ohio State University
University of Northern Iowa
Colorado State University
College Football Hall of Fame, 2002

Earle Bruce (born March 8, 1931) is a former college football and arena football coach from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Bruce played running back at The Ohio State University until 1951, when he suffered a torn meniscus, ending his football career. Ohio State football coach Woody Hayes asked Bruce to join the coaching staff, which he did until his graduation in 1953. He was a member of the Chi Phi Fraternity while attending Ohio State University. Image File history File linksMetadata Earle_Bruce_bio_photo. ... March 8 is the 67th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (68th in leap years). ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges, P-Burgh, The Burgh Motto: Benigno Numine Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ... High school running back A running back, halfback, tailback or wingback is the position of a player on an American and Canadian football team who lines up in the offensive backfield. ... The University of Tampa, or UT, is a private, co-educational university in downtown Tampa, Florida. ... Fountain of Four Seasons by Christian Petersen with the Campanile in the background Iowa State University of Science and Technology (ISU) is a public land-grant and space-grant university located in Ames, Iowa. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ... The Campanile, a major university landmark at the center of UNIs campus. ... Colorado State University is a public land grant institution of higher learning located in Fort Collins, Colorado in the United States. ... The College Football Hall of Fame, located in South Bend, Indiana, United States, is a hall of fame devoted to college football. ... See also: 2001 in sports, 2003 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Ward Burton wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Tony Stewart Indy Racing League - Sam Hornish Jr. ... March 8 is the 67th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (68th in leap years). ... 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... A college football game between Colorado State University and the Air Force Academy. ... Arena football is a sport invented by Jim Foster, a former executive of the United States Football League and the National Football League. ... Nickname: Steel City, Iron City, City of Champions, City of Bridges, City of Colleges, P-Burgh, The Burgh Motto: Benigno Numine Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Allegheny County Founded 1758 Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area    - City 151. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... In anatomy, a meniscus is either of two parts of the human knee. ... Wayne Woodrow “Woody” Hayes (February 14, 1913 – March 12, 1987) was a college football coach who is best remembered for his 28-year tenure at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, from 1951-1978. ... 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday. ... The Chi Phi (ΧΦ) fraternity is a college social fraternity in the United States founded in 1824 at Princeton University, in 1858 at the University of North Carolina, and in 1860 at Hobart College, making it one of the oldest college social Greek-letter society. ... The Ohio State University (OSU) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Ohio. ...


After several years of winning seasons at a number of Ohio high schools, Massillon High School hired Bruce as head coach, where his teams went undefeated in 1964 and 1965. Hayes hired Bruce as a position coach for the offensive line and later defensive backs. Massillon Washington High School, is a secondary school located in Massillon, Ohio (2005 enrollment unconfirmed). ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ...


After five seasons the University of Tampa brought Bruce on as head coach in 1972. During his first season, Tampa went 10-2, including a win in the Tangerine Bowl. Bruce moved into the head coaching position at Iowa State University following his success at Tampa. Iowa State experienced some success in six seasons with Bruce as head coach. (In 2000, Iowa State inducted Bruce into their school hall of fame, named the Louis Menze Hall of Fame.) The University of Tampa, or UT, is a private, co-educational university in downtown Tampa, Florida. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... The Capital One Bowl is an annual college football bowl game played in Orlando, Florida at the Citrus Bowl, and previously known as the Tangerine Bowl (1947-1982) and the Florida Citrus Bowl (1983-2001). ... Fountain of Four Seasons by Christian Petersen with the Campanile in the background Iowa State University of Science and Technology (ISU) is a public land-grant and space-grant university located in Ames, Iowa. ...


After Woody Hayes was fired from Ohio State, Bruce was offered that head coaching position. Bruce coached Ohio State from 1979-1987. In the first year, Ohio State went undefeated in the regular season and played in the Rose Bowl, losing the game and the national championship by a single point. In 1987, he was fired just prior to the last game of the season—against Michigan—but was allowed to finish out the year. For the song by the Smashing Pumpkins, see 1979 (song). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game, usually played on January 1 (New Years Day) at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ...


Bruce took over the head coaching position at the University of Northern Iowa for one year, and then finished his intercollegiate coaching career at Colorado State University before moving to the Arena Football League, where he coached the Cleveland Thunderbolts in 1994 and the St. Louis Stampede in 1995 and 1996 before retiring. The Campanile, a major university landmark at the center of UNIs campus. ... Colorado State University is a public land grant institution of higher learning located in Fort Collins, Colorado in the United States. ... The Arena Football League (AFL) (not to be confused with The Australian Football League) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... Categories: Stub | Defunct American football teams | Cleveland sports ... Categories: Stub | Defunct American football teams | Saint Louis sports ...


The College Football Hall of Fame inducted Bruce in 2002. His combined coaching college coaching record is 154-90-2. He led four different college teams to bowl games, where he had a 12-5 record. The College Football Hall of Fame, located in South Bend, Indiana, United States, is a hall of fame devoted to college football. ...


In 2004, Bruce came out of retirement to return to become the head coach for the AFL's Destroyers, who were moving from Buffalo to Columbus that year. He retired to a front office position after coaching the Destroyers to a 6-10 record in 2004, and was replaced as head coach by Chris Spielman, who played for Bruce at Ohio State. Bruce finished with a 19-25 record over four seasons in the AFL. The Arena Football League (AFL) (not to be confused with The Australian Football League) was founded in 1987 as an American football indoor league. ... The Columbus Destroyers are an Arena Football League team, founded in Buffalo, New York in 1999. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Nickname: The Arch City The Discovery City Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: Country United States State Ohio Counties Franklin, Delaware, and Fairfield  - Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area    - City  212. ... Chris Spielman Chris Spielman (born October 11, 1965) is a former football player and is currently an analyst for ESPNs coverage of college football games. ... The Ohio State Universitys intercollegiate sports teams and players are called the Buckeyes (after the state tree, the Buckeye), and participate in the NCAAs Division I in all sports (except in football, where they are located in Division I-A Football Bowl Subdivision) and the Big Ten Conference...


Earle Bruce is happily married with four daughters.


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Preceded by
Johnny Majors
Iowa State University Head Football Coaches
1973-1978
Succeeded by
Donnie Duncan
Preceded by
Woody Hayes
Ohio State University Head Football Coaches
1979-1987
Succeeded by
John Cooper
Preceded by
Joe Paterno
Paul "Bear" Bryant Award
1979
Succeeded by
Vince Dooley
Preceded by
Leon Fuller
Colorado State University Head Football Coaches
1989-1992
Succeeded by
Sonny Lubick
Preceded by
Ron Selesky
Columbus Destroyers Head Football Coaches
2004
Succeeded by
Chris Spielman

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