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.