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Russ Bence brings a tremendous amount of baseball knowledge to the Westmont baseball program as he returns for his sixth season to coach the Warriors. Coach Bence was an Assistant Coach of the Frosh-Soph team in 2005 and served as a Co-Head Coach of the JV program from 2012-2014. This is his second season with the Varsity team.
Russ is a graduate of Pioneer High School, where he lettered in both football and baseball. He continued his baseball career at West Valley College where he played for the Vikings for two seasons.
Coach Bence began his coaching career as an Assistant Varsity Coach at Pioneer from 1984-1989. He has also coached numerous teams in both the Oak Grove and Oak Valley Little Leagues, and was an Assistant Coach of San Jose Travel Ball's 18U team.
Coach Bence recently retired after serving 29 years in law enforcement. He resides in San Jose with his wife Gina and is the father of two grown children, Ryan and Megan.