BJ Ruis, a native of Baldwin, Florida, was named to the TU football coaching staff in March 2019 and coaches the Pioneer running backs and also serves as the program’s recruiting coordinator.
He served as the offensive coordinator at Baldwin High School for the previous four years. In 2018, his offense averaged 48.8 points per game as Baldwin posted a 9-2 record as his teams broke 29 school records during his tenure there. His teams boasted three student-athletes that garnered All-State recognition as Baldwin advanced to the State Playoffs on three occasions.
Ruis was on the coaching staff at Samford University for the 2013 season as an offensive coach with the Bulldogs. Samford captured the Southern Conference championship and advanced to the NCAA-FCS Playoffs. Three Bulldogs on the offensive side of the ball earned FCS All-American honors while 28 players in all earned SoCon Academic All-Conference accolades.
Ruis earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University in 2010.
He and his wife Stephanie, are the proud parents to two daughters, Tenley and Whittley.