Bruns, who began working as an umpire in the Big Ten Conference and Big Eight Conference in 1986, then worked for the Big 12 after it formed in 1996, started his new position on Tuesday.
During his college umpiring career, Bruns was selected to work the Men’s College World Series in 1999, 2003 and 2006. He also worked nine Division I super regionals and19 regionals. In 1987, Bruns was chosen to work at the finals site of the Division III Baseball Championship.
Additionally, Bruns worked international competitions such as the 2011 Pan American Games and the Dominican Republic Professional Winter League for two seasons in the early 1980s.
Bruns succeeds Jim Paronto as the NCAA secretary-rules editor for baseball.