SBVC’s Jacardo Hawkins headed to Tennesee Tech

Sophomore JaCardo Hawkins of San Bernardino Valley College has signed with Tennessee Tech University.

JaCardo Hawkins

Hawkins, a 6-foot-8 forward, was a first-team All Foothill Conference selection, averaging 13.2 points per game and shooting 65.4 percent from the field. He ranked third in the state with 254 rebounds and 42 blocks.

His best game of the season came against Glendale when he scored 24 points, with 11 rebounds, 3 blocks and 2 steals.

Hawkins helped the Wolverines to a 28-3 overall record and a 9-1 conference record.

Tennessee Tech University is located in Cookeville, Tenn., 80 miles east of Nashville and 45 miles south of the Kentucky-Tennessee border. It competes in Ohio Valley Conference (OVC).

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University of Redlands softball coach Danielle Spaulding resigns

University of Redlands head softball coach Danielle Spaulding has resigned.

The Etiwanda High School graduate had been in the program for four years, the last three as head coach. She has accepted a position at pitching coach at Long Beach State.

“I just want to thank the Bulldog family for everything these past four years. I have grown as a person and as a coach and wouldn’t be where I am, if I wasn’t given an opportunity,” Spaulding said in a prepared statement.

Spaulding, who played college softball at North Carolina, originally joined the Bulldog coaching staff as a graduate assistant coach prior to the 2012-13 academic year.

Upon the departure of long-time head coach Laurie Nevarez, she then served as our “interim” head coach during the 2013-14 academic year and directed the Bulldogs to a 31-15 overall record, a 23-5 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) mark, and the program’s 10th-consecutive conference championship.

Later that summer the interim label was removed.

In addition to the leadership provided for the softball program, Spaulding served as the advisor to the Redlands Student-Athlete Advisory Council. She has worked with the student-athletes to create leadership opportunities for them and improve the overall quality of events like the annual Golden Bone awards.

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Cal State San Bernardino AD Kevin Hatcher steps down

There has been a change of leadership in athletics at Cal State San Bernardino. Kevin Hatcher, who had served as athletic director the last nine years, has stepped down and will be replaced by Morgan Walker who will hold down the job until a thorough search can be conducted.
Kevin Hatcher

Hatcher is pursuing other business opportunities.

“I have enjoyed the last nine years,” Hatcher said. “I just thought this was the right time to step aside and let someone else run this program.”

Hatcher said he is proud of what was accomplished under his watch, citing the participation of 25 teams in the postseason.

He also singles out the upgrade of the weight room facilities, the start of a Hall of Fame honoring both athletes and contributors to the school’s program, and most recently, the start of a women’s track program.

He says the amount of money spent per student athlete has nearly doubled.

“Sure there were other things I would have liked to have done but it’s about the student-athlete experience,” Hatcher said. “And I think the student-athlete experience here is better than when I got here.”

Morgan Walker

Walker joined the Cal State staff in 2008 as associate athletic director for compliance and internal operations and was promoted to senior associate athletic director in December 2013.

He has more than 15 years of experience in athletic administration with 12 years as a compliance professional. His previous stints include appointments at UC San Diego, San Diego State, University of Texas, El Paso and Tulane University, where he served as the assistant provost for academics and compliance for four years.

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