Bruce Brockbank was named head coach of the BYU men’s golf program in April 1992. Prior to that he served as an assistant coach for four seasons under the tutelage of GCAA Hall of Fame coach Karl Tucker.
In his 23 years at the helm of the Cougar golf team, Brockbank has led BYU to 44 tournament wins, including conference titles in 1995, 1999, 2001, 2007 and 2014. In 2000, he led BYU to seven tournament wins (more than any other team in the nation) and was named the 2000 Mountain West Conference Coach of the Year. He has earned conference coach of the year honors six times (1994, 1999, 2000, 2006, 2007 and 2014). Brockbank has also been named GCAA District VII Coach of the Year four times (1999, 2000, 2006 and 2007), and led the Cougars to seven trips to the NCAA Tournament, including a fourth place finish in 2005.
Brockbank has coached 20 All-Americans at BYU, including four-time All-American Andy Miller, who qualified for the PGA Tour in 2002, as well as current PGA Tour standouts Daniel Summerhays and Zac Blair. As an assistant in 1992, he helped coach All-American and 2003 Masters Champion Mike Weir.
Over the past 23 seasons, his student-athletes have earned 45 all-conference citations. Four have captured conference championship titles — Todd Pence (1995), Miller (1997), Manuel Merizalde (1999) and Nick Becker (2005), and two have been named conference golfer of the year — Jake Ellison (2006) and Blair (2013). He has also coached 20 GCAA All-America Scholar Athletes.
Brockbank was a member of the GCAA National Advisory Board from 2006-13 and served as the organizations president from 2010-11. He also served on the GCAA Division I All-America committee for four years and on the GCAA All-America Scholar/Team Academic Awards committee for 11 years. Brockbank has been a member of the NCAA Golf Committee since 2013.
In 1990, Brockbank earned a bachelor's degree in recreation management with a minor in health education from BYU. He completed a master's degree in the same subject in 1992. He married Lisa Carman in 1986. They are the parents of four children; a son, Jordan, and three daughters, McCale, McKenzie and Ashton.
A native of Provo, Utah, Brockbank joined the BYU golf team in 1983 after a stellar prep career. Following an LDS mission to South Carolina, Brockbank returned to the Cougar squad in 1985 and was named first team All-WAC twice as well as earning GCAA third team All-America and GCAA All-America Scholar accolades during his senior season in 1988. As a senior he also won medalist honors at the prestigious Western Intercollegiate in Santa Cruz, Calif.
Brockbank won the Utah State Amateur title in 1987, between his junior and senior years at BYU, and again in 1988 after completing his eligibility. He was named Utah Amateur Golfer of the Year in 1983 and again in 1988. A member of the PGA of America, Brockbank turned pro in 1989 and competed throughout the Utah area in sectional events.