2019, 2018, 2016 & 2015 South Valley League Boys Track and Field Champions!

Head Coach:

Coach Thomas is the 2018, 2016 & 2015 South Valley League Coach of the Year! 

Coach Thomas is in his 4th year at Rancho Christian. He has been the Head Track and Field Coach as well as an Assistant Varsity Football coach since 2015 and has earned the prestigious South Valley Coach of the Year award in Track and Field in 2018, 2016 and 2015. In 2015, his Track and Field team was able to obtain the Boys SVL Championship title. In 2016 the boys team earned their 2nd consecutive SVL Championship title. In 2018, the team earned their 3rd League title under Coach Thomas’s direction. Previous to RC his Orange Lutheran team won the 4x4 State Championship.  

Coach Bruce Thomas brings a wealth of leadership and coaching experience to Rancho Christian. Prior to coaching at Rancho Christian, he held positions in management for Kaiser and the County of Orange, among others. He was a very successful head coach in Canyon Hills Pop Warner for many years before joining Coach Kunau’s staff at Orange Lutheran. Coach Thomas played a pivotal role in the Lancer’s success, helping lead them to both CIF and State Championships. He also led Canyon High School to consecutive Track and Field League Championships the last two years before coming to Rancho Christian.

His background and reputation for exceptional organizational leadership and transformational coaching make him an ideal mentor for young Eagles. A graduate of Dominguez High School, Pasadena City College, and Arizona State University, Bruce was one of the finest running backs to ever grace the gridiron at all those schools. He even led PCC to the Junior College National Championship.

But as impressive as his resume is, what stands out the most about Coach Thomas is his huge heart for people. Coach Kunau remarks, “Bruce isn’t just one of the most outstanding coaches and mentors to young people I’ve ever known, he is one of the finest human beings you would ever want and hope to meet. If the dictionary had a definition for Transformational Leader Who Genuinely Serves and Loves Others, all that would be needed is a picture of Coach Thomas. He makes a positive difference in the lives of every student athlete he spends time with.”

For more info, please contact Coach Bruce Thomas at bruce.thomas@ranchochristian.org or 951.303.1408, or our RCHS Athletic Director, Rochelle Short at athletics@ranchochristian.org or 951.303.1408.