Bruce Driver began his varsity coaching career at Morristown Beard School in 2000, serving as co-coach of the girls’ club ice hockey program alongside Dave Reiley. The program gained varsity status for the 2001-02 season. Under his guidance, the team has won an MAGPHL Title (now WIHLMA) in 2005, Prep titles in 2006, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 and WIHLMA titles in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014. The team captured the first-ever girls ice hockey State Championship in 2020. He was inducted into the New Jersey Scholastic Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2015.
As a player, Driver attended the University of Wisconsin, winning two NCAA Championships (’81 & ’83) and a second place finish while leading the team as Captain for the 1982-83 season. An All-American, he was also named to the NCAA’s 50th Anniversary All-Star Team in 1997 and inducted into the University of Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame in 2016. His journey at Wisconsin provided the opportunity to represent his country while playing for Canada in the 1984 Olympic games in Sarajevo.
He turned pro, joining the NHL shortly after the Olympics. After a brief stint with the New Jersey Devils in that same year he helped the parent club’s AHL farm team, the Maine Mariners win the Calder Cup Championship. Over the next 12 seasons with the Devils, Driver experienced the highs and lows of playing pro hockey. He Captained the Devils in the 1991-92 season and as an Assistant Captain helped the Devils win their first Stanley Cup in 1995. Driver finished his 15-year NHL career after playing three more seasons with the New York Rangers. Driver currently resides in Montville, NJ with his wife of 34 years, Tracy. They have two children, Whitney and Dillon, both of whom are MBS grads, ’04 and ’10 respectively.