Bruce Coldren

Bruce Coldren was a standout basketball player at Dos Pueblos High School and the University of Oregon. Coldren played 3 years of varsity ball under the leadership of Head Coach Don Volpi.

High School Achievements:

  •  All tournament team in Lompoc ’70
  • All League- Santa Barbara CountyLeague ’70-71
  • Member of the CIF champions ’97
  • All CIF 3-a first team ’71
  • All CIF 4-a first team  ’72
  • MVP of Dos Pueblos High School  ’72
  • MVP of Channel League  ’72
  • MVP of Lompoc Tournament ’72
  • Member of the North-South All Star Team  ’72
  • High School All American  ’72
  • ’70-72  Dos Pueblos High School career scoring record  1341 Points
  • ’70-72  Dos Peublos High School rebounding record  687 rebounds

University of Oregon Achievements:

  • – 4 year Lettermen (kamikaze kid era)
  • – Started as a Freshman and Sophomore
  • Played in the NIT his junior and senior years
  • Played for Coach Dick Harter

December 14, 1973; A Win versus UCLA at MacArthur Court in Eugene, Oregon

Home Residency: Fall Creek, Oregon
Married to: Karen (Bean) Coldren for 37 years. Karen graduated from DPHS in 1973 and the University of Oregon in 1977. She has been a 1st grade teacher for 25 years.
Daughter: Jamie played basketball for 3 years at the University of Idaho and is now a 5th grade teacher in Thousand Oaks, CA. She and her husband Ryan have a 3 year old daughter, Delainie.
Son: Ryan was a 4 year letterman at Seattle University and now works in the Insurance Industry in Seattle, WA.
Father: RegColdren still lives in Goleta. Bruce states, “He is the reason for my success”.

Bruce’s Life After Basketball

Bruce graduated from the U of Oregon in 1977 with a degree in Physical Education and Health. He taught at Lowell Junior and Senior High School for 32 years. He coached basketball for 12 years, baseball for 7 years and served as Athletic Director for 30 years. He retired in 2008. His hobbies are golfing, fishing and Enjoying Life.