Mr. Richard Bruce » Bio


Welcome to SMCHS, a school where All Are Welcome!  I am Mr. Rick Bruce, Religion 10 and Religion 9 teacher as well as girls and boys tennis coach.  Serving the students of St. Monica Catholic High School is truely a blessing.  

I became a teacher right out of college in 1977 and this is my 40th year as an educator with the last 16 here at St. Monica.  I was born in South Texas and moved to California 16 years ago.  Aside from my vocation as a catholic educator, my family and tennis are my passions.  I played college tennis in the mid 70's and have coached in one way or another for the last 39 years.  My wife and I have be married for 32 wonderful years and I have two adult children, ages 25 & 23.  They are the joy of my life.  I am very excited about year 16 here at St. Monica Catholic High School.