Taylor named new Athletic Director

Daniel Ojeda, Sports Editor


Bakersfield College’s search for a new athletic director is finally over.

Sandi Taylor had the interim tag removed from her title and becomes BC’s newest athletic director.

The search for an athletic director began earlier this year during the summer and included interviews by a screening committee made up of coaches and staff.

There were three finalists for the position, along with Taylor, Jason Herbers and Richards Speas were also interviewed for the position.

An open forum was also held to provide an opportunity for feedback, questions and for each candidate to provide an overview of their experience.

Taylor was selected because as BC President Sonya Christian said, “Sandi has displayed strong skills in leadership, compliance, and student success during her year as interim Director of Athletics, and has worked diligently to bring Bakersfield College’s Athletics Department through a difficult time.”

Taylor has worked at BC for over 25 years and was the head coach of the softball team for 24 years. She reached a milestone in the spring of 2013 when she was able to notch her 500th victory.

Taylor officially started in the role of athletic director as of Dec. 1.