Bruce Carpenter enters his third season on the Tommie Football staff in 2019. Carpenter is starting his eighth season serving as an offensive coordinator at the collegiate level.
Five of these seasons were spent at his alma mater, Winona State University, where he helped lead the Warriors to several conference championships and two playoff appearances. Beginning in 2006, he was the co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. In 2010, he was elevated to Assistant Head Coach and was responsible for NCAA compliance. His Warrior offenses consistently ranked at or near the top of its conference in passing efficiency, scoring and total offense.
As offensive coordinator/line coach at Montana Western, he helped lead the 2014 Bulldogs to their first winning season in more than 12 years. Carpenter also spent the past two seasons at Chadron (Neb.) State College, serving as wide receiver coach.
Carpenter was captain and starting quarterback at Winona State and led the Warriors to their first NCAA playoff appearance. He received all-conference and all-region recognition, and graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor’s degree in Art Education. He received a Master’s of Science in Education Leadership from Winona State in 2006.
Bruce and his wife, Jennifer, live in West St. Paul with their three children: son Maize (10), and daughters Audrey (8) and Dillon (3).