- Former Head Coach (1998-2002)
Jeff Hughes was the Head Coach at Bakersfield College from 1998-2002. He finished his tenure with a career record of 73-50, a winning percentage of .593.
He coached as an assistant under former Head Coach Mark Arce for multiple seasons. He helped guide the Renegades to the 1998 State Championship where they lost to Compton College.
He later joined Arce at West Hills Coalinga and helped the Falcons to the Elite Eight during 2006-2007 season. Jeff also had stops at Fullerton College, Cerritos College, and Columbia College. He won a State Championship as an assistant to Denny Aye while at Columbia during the 1993 season where they defeated Ventura College, 97-88. He also assisted his younger brother and former BC Head Coach, Rich Hughes during the 2008-2009 season when the Renegades made the playoffs, eventually losing to Chaffey College in the first round. Jeff was also instrumental in the development of two BC Basketball standouts - Brandon Kurtz (Centennial HS), who was inducted into the CCCAA Hall of Fame in 2018 and Shaun Daniels (Highland HS), who played professionally multiple years and even had a stint playing for the Bakersfield Jam.
Jeff played at the University of Colorado before transferring to Santa Ana College and then finished at Cal State University Bakersfield. He graduated from CSUB with both a B.A and M.A in Special Education.