Bakersfield College football hires new head coach

Posted at 9:30 AM, Jan 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-16 00:37:37-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif.  — The Bakersfield College football program has hired R. Todd Littlejohn as their next interim head coach.

Littlejohn played at Bakersfield High School and Bakersfield College. He was a Renegade during the tenures of both Gerry Collins and Carl Bowser. He then transferred to West Texas State and played defensive back, earning him All-American honors.

Littlejohn most recently comes from Prairie View A&M where he was the safeties coach and special teams coordinator. He has coaching experience in the NFL with the New York Giants and Jacksonville Jaguars. He's also coached at major Division I universities such as Syracuse, UC-Berkely, UCLA and New Mexico State University.

"It's good to see a BC guy live his dreams to go find the D1 jobs and is now willing to come back home and support his college and be a apart of our community again," BC Director of Athletics Sandi Taylor said.

BC will conduct a national search because it is a full faculty position. Taylor assures that Littlejohn will be with the Renegades until at least December 2020 and then will be considered in the next wave of candidates.

"We felt it was important at this time of the year with the recruiting and the spring semester starting next semester that we wanted to give our program the best chance to be successful and they needed a head coach in place," Taylor said.

The new head coach is expected to appear in front of the media on campus next week.

The Renegades finished the 2019 season 3-7 under former head coach Jeff Chudy who announced his retirement from the program last week.