Rich Hughes

Rich Hughes

Rich Hughes coached the Renegade men’s basketball program from 2005-2020.

Before coming to BC, he was head coach (2004-05) and an assistant coach (1996-04) at Allan Hancock College. Prior to that he was the Assistant Varsity Coach at Templeton High School (1995-96).

As a student-athlete he played at both West High School and Huntington Beach High School before beginning his college career at Orange Coast College. He then transferred and finished out playing at Cal State Dominguez Hills.

He holds a B.A in Physical Education from California State University, Dominguez Hills and an M.S. in Physical Education, Health Education, and Recreation from Emporia State University.

As coach, he likes to see student athletes mature and find the secret of self-discipline, work ethic, and accountability in life.

Rich resides in Bakersfield with his wife of 15 years, Pilar and their son, Jackson.


By the Numbers

Bakersfield College

Head Coach Rich Hughes


  • 267 BC Career Wins (281 Career Wins)
  • 97 BC Career Home Wins (105 Career Wins)
  • 60 Players Placed at Four Year Institutions
  • 53 All Conference Players
  • 22 Years College Coaching Experience
  • 16 Years Head Coaching Experience
  • 14 Team Tournaments Won
  • 9 Playoff Appearances
  • 7 20 Plus Win Seasons
  • 9 Conference MVP’S
  • 8 All State Players
  • 4 One-Thousand Point Players
  • 3 Conference Championships - (Western State Conference)
  • 3 Time “Coach of the Year” – (Western State Conference)
  • 2 California “State Player of the Year”
  • 1 Final Four Appearance
  • All Time Winningest Head Coach in Bakersfield College History
  • Top 5 in Scoring Average for 5 Consecutive Seasons
  • Son of Former Sacramento Kings & Kent State Head Coach (Rex Hughes)