Casey Goodman, a North High Graduate with ten years of collegiate coaching experience out of state has been named the fifth Softball Coach in Bakersfield College history.
"It's crazy how it's all come full-circle," Goodman said, "I get to come back home and give back to a sport that's given so much to me."
After graduating from North High School in XXXX, Goodman accepted a scholarship to catch at the University of Louisiana-Monroe, where she racked up All-Conference honors all four years.
"Everyone was shocked that I took a scholarship 2000 miles from home; they thought I'd be back in Bakersfield after the first week because I'm a real homebody," Goodman said.
But it turned out to be just the beginning of more than a decade of continent-hopping in the pursuit of the game she loves.
"I came to California and briefly took a regular job, but that pull to be involved in Softball was strong and I accepted a contract to play professionally in Italy after less than six months back in Bakersfield," Goodman said.
Goodman won't just be running the school's softball program, her position is a full-time, tenure-track faculty member in the Kinesiology Department.
"I'm excited to bring Casey into the Renegade family," Athletic Director Sandi Taylor said, "She has that ideal balance of Coaching acumen and classroom experience that makes her not only great for softball, but great for the entire department."
BC Athletics will be hosting a reception for the Coach sometime in June, prior to her first Summer classes in July.
Students interested in joining the Softball program should call the Athletics Office at 395-4266.