Associate Athletic Director, Executive Director, Bronco Bench Foundation
Former Bronco baseball player and football coach, Rusty Weekes '71 is in his sixth year as the Bronco Bench Foundation Executive Director, serving as an Associate Athletic Director in his role with the Bench.
Prior to coming to Santa Clara, Weekes owned his own sales management consulting firm for 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.