Asst. Varsity Coach
Russ Bence - Varsity Assistant Coach
This is Coach Bence’s 3rd season with the Branham Baseball Program and his 2nd as a Varsity Assisant with the Bruins. He comes to us from Westmont High School where he just completed his 6th season as a baseball coach for the Westmont Program. Coach Bence was an Assistant Coach for the Frosh-Soph team in 2005. He returned in 2013 and served as Co-Head Coach of the JV program from 2013-2015. He was then promoted to Assistant Varsity Coach and coached with the Westmont Varsity Team in 2016 and 2017. Coach Bence is a graduate of Pioneer High School, where he lettered in both football and baseball. He continued his baseball career at West Valley Community College where he played for the Vikings for two seasons. Coach Bence began his coaching career as an Assistant Varsity coach at Pioneer High School from 1984-1989. He has also coached numerous teams in both the Lincoln Glen Little League and Oak Grove Little League. Coach Bence is retired, after a 28 year career in law enforcement. He resides in San Jose with his wife of 29 years, Gina, and is the father of two grown children, Ryan and Megan.