He arrived at Redlands with a unique familiarity of Currier Gym, U of R men's basketball, and the University in general, as a member of a Bulldog legacy family. His wife Crista is the daughter of Martha '82 and Ted '81 Mendoza and the granddaughter of longtime and esteemed coach Lee Fulmer '51. In addition, Crista's uncles, Mike Fulmer '77 and Jim Fulmer '72, add to Bross' special ties to the U of R.
Bross made the move across the Pacific Ocean to Redlands after serving as the Assistant Coach at Chaminade University in Honolulu, HI, for two years. He contributed to Chaminade's first postseason win in three years and directly oversaw the recruiting efforts of the 2017-18 class, which produced two all-conference selections. During his time there, the team went 34-23, which included victories over two nationally ranked opponents and a win over University of California at Berkeley. He specifically recruited student-athletes from Alaska, California, Oregon, and Washington. Bross coordinated the defense and installed new help-side rotation and ball-screen coverage.
In addition, Bross gained solid experience at Hawaii Pacific University and the University of Hawaii at Manoa from 2012 through 2016. During his two-year stretch as the Graduate Assistant at HPU, he was part of the Sharks' first winning season in five years, which included the program's inaugural NCAA Division II postseason victory. He signed an eventual PacWest Conference Defender of the Year and a first-team all-conference selection. With UH-Manoa, he served as the team's Administrative Assistant before stepping in as the interim Director of Basketball Operations. He managed the recruiting process and coordinated all community outreach, including the first alumni game. He returned to Hawaii Pacific in 2015-16 and helped guide the team to a 19-9 record for its best finish in six years while overseeing the skill development of perimeter players. He again managed the recruiting efforts throughout the Western United States and utilized his contacts to schedule multiple opponents for the subsequent season.
Finally, Bross grew as a coach by working various camps, including the Jabari Parker Camp and those associated with the Maui Sports Academy, North Caroline State University, and the University of Hawaii.
Hailing from Vancouver, WA, Bross originally became a Bulldog at Gonzaga University (WA), where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Political Science. He later attained his Master of Education from Hawaii Pacific.
Bross and his family reside in Redlands. He and his wife Crista are parents to son Lee and daughters Josie and Makana.