BC assistant equipment manager passes away

Jason Reed, Sports Editor

Two weeks ago, Bakersfield College was struck with major news when learning that longtime assistant equipment manager, John Chapman passed away.

“It’s tough,” BC’s athletic director Ryan Beckwith said.  “It’s like losing a family member; John has been a part of us for years.”

Beckwith also expressed how much BC admired Chapman and how deeply he will be missed.
Chapman ran cross-country for Bakersfield College. “It’s like family member, especially one as important as John, who has been around us for such a long time, and he’s touched so many different people.”

Signing day

On Feb. 6, Bakersfield College hosted National Letter of Intent signing day.

Three BC football members signed letters of intent with the college they committed to.
Offensive linemen Brandon Sarabia signed with Texas State, cornerback Mercy Maston signed with Boise State, and linebacker John Olgesby signed with Missouri Western.
Three of the players who already committed to their colleges were in attendence. Linebacker Ozzy Sombo, of Charleston Southern, tight end Mike Dunn, Fresno State, and linebacker Keylon Hollis who will be attending Utah State.