Class of 2022

  • Bruno is the current Head Coach of DePaul Blue Demons women’s basketball program with 758 wins as DePaul’s leader, and 798 wins in his overall coaching career
  • He is the fourth active Division I head coach to reach the 600-win plateau. Bruno won the 700th game of his overall career on February 9, 2018, and the 700th as a college coach on December 1, 2019.
  • Has completed his 36th season at the helm in Lincoln Park, led the Blue Demons to 24 NCAA Tournament appearances (qualified for 25), 18 consecutive NCAA appearances, four appearances in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen, a ten-time BIG East regular-season champion, and seven-time BIG East conference tournament champion
  • Named the Big East Coach of the Year three times (2014, 2016, and 2017) and three-time WBCA Regional Coach of the Year (2004, 2005, 2017)
  • Inducted into the DePaul University Hall of Fame (1993), the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame (2000), the Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame (2004), and the National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame (2017)
  • A six-time gold medalist with USA Basketball
  • Bruno was the 2006 & 2007 USA Basketball Developmental Coach of the Year, and is the only USA Basketball Development Coach of the Year to be recognized twice, after leading the U18 team and U19 team to gold medals at the FIBA Americas and World Championships
  • Head Coach of the WBL team, the Chicago Hustle for two years with a record of 40-30 where the team went on to win the league’s Midwest Division in the first year (1979)
  • Coached the 1st WBL All-Star Game that took place in Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY
  • Bruno has served on numerous NCAA and Women’s Basketball Coaching Association (WBCA) Committees, on a WBHOF National Board of Directors, on the Positive Coaching Alliance Board of Directors, and on the Danny Did Epilepsy Foundation Board of Directors
  • A WBCA Academic Honor Roll honoree, where he ranked for 14 years in the Academic Top 25, with 10 of those being consecutive
  • A current member of the WBCA, who completed a two-year term as President of the WBCA (2007)