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Athletic Director Sandi Taylor announces retirement after 30-year career at Bakersfield College

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Posted at 3:26 PM, May 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-26 18:26:38-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Bakersfield College announced Tuesday that Athletic Director Sandi Taylor will be stepping down on June 25, ending a 30-year career at the school.

"I am forever grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Renegade family as both a coach and athletic administrator for the last three decades. Looking back, I am proud of the progress we've made as a department and the strides we've taken to improve opportunities for our student athletes," Taylor said in a released statement.

Taylor has served as BC's athletic director since 2014 following a her role as associate athletic director and head coach of the softball team.

Beginning in 1990 as the Renegade's softball coach, Taylor won 500 games in 23 years while capturing four conference championships and advancing to post-season play in 15 out of 23 years. She was named the Southern California Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 1997.

As AD, she oversaw several facility upgrades at the school, most notably the installation of field turn at Memorial Stadium, which debuted during the 2019 football season.

She also oversaw the installation of the softball field that was eventually re-opened as part of the Dean and Adah Gay Sports Complex. The field has been named NFCA JC Field of the Year award in both 2010 & 2019.

BC has officially opened a nationwide search for its next athletic director.