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Dick Bruich Field at Steeler Stadium, Fontana High School

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Richard “Dick” Bruich is synonymous with the Fontana High School Steelers Football program. Help us to name the field at Steeler Stadium, "Dick Bruich Field."

Coach Bruich is deserving of this honor, having over 30 years as a teacher and coach in Fontana (40+ years coaching overall). Coach B's impact on students and athletes is legendary.

Coach Bruich joined the Fontana High School Football coaching staff in 1975 as a defensive coordinator and assistant coach. And in 1977, he took over the helm of the football program. In his 22 years as the head coach of Fontana High School football, the Steelers won the 1987 National Championship, two state championships, two CIF championships, one CIF runner-up, four CIF semi-final appearances, twelve Citrus Belt League titles, and twenty-two consecutive playoff berths.

Coach Bruich was named the CIF Southern Section Coach of the Year four times (1987, 1989, 2002, 2003). He was named the California State Coach of the Year in 1989. As well as the Coach of the Year by the San Bernardino Sun five times (1979, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1992) and Coach of the Decade (2002). The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin also named him Coach of the Year five times (1979, 1984, 1987, 1989, 2002). And the Riverside Press Enterprise named him Coach of the Year twice (1989, 2002).

Coach Bruich has been inducted into several Halls of Fame:
Inland Valley Classic
California Coaches Association
Southern California Interscholastic Football Coaches Association
National High School Athletic Coaches Association
National Football Foundation
CIF Southern Section

And the City of Fontana named February 18, 2003 as "Dick Bruick Day."

Coach Bruich's contribution to Fontana High School and the community at large merits this recognition and distinction.

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