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Former Bronco baseball player and football coach Rusty Weekes '71 is in his fifth year as the Bronco Bench Foundation Executive Director, serving as an Associate Athletic Director in his role with the Bench. He also works as the Senior Marketing Director for Bronco Athletics.

Prior to coming to Santa Clara, Weekes owned his own sales management consulting firm for the past three years. Prior to that, he held a number of high-level management positions in sales and marketing in the communications industry with Comcast, AT&T Broadband, RCN Communications and Viacom.
Besides Weekes expansive experience in sales and marketing, working behind the scenes as a producer as well as on air with the San Francisco Giants, and with pre-event programs for the boxing industry and college and professional soccer.
Weekes graduated from Santa Clara in 1971 with a degree in English. He played baseball at Santa Clara (1967-71) and one year of football (1967). As the captain of the Bronco baseball team, he garnered WCC All-Conference honors in 1971; and the Broncos won the WCC title each year of his college career, advancing to the NCAA Tournament. The Broncos were one game away from the College World Series in '69, '70 and '71.
Upon graduation, Weekes coached football for six of the next seven years at SCU, when the Broncos reached the Division II National Semi-Final game (1980), beating before Northern Michigan at Buck Shaw Stadium to advance to the national semi-finals. During that time, he also taught religious education at Moreau High School in Hayward for three years before moving on to coach at University of the Pacific for two years.


TaraSchaffnerBBF145Originally from Eugene, Oregon, Tara relocated to the Bay Area six years ago to attend Santa Clara University as an undergraduate. She received her Bachelor of Science from the Leavey School of Business, majoring in Marketing and minoring in Economics. 

Since graduating in 2011, she has worked in multiple capacities within the Santa Clara University Athletic Department including the ticket office, marketing and promotions, and now with the Bronco Bench. 


Rusty Weekes

  • Associate Athletic Director, Executive Director, Bronco Bench Foundation
    Phone: 408-554-7846
    Fax: 408-554-6969
    Location: Leavey Center
  • Associate Athletic Director, Bronco Bench Foundation
    Phone: 408-554-7846
  • Santa Clara University
    Leavey Center
    500 El Camino Real
    Santa Clara, CA 95053

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