Longtime Fresno City baseball coach Ron Scott retires after 34 years and 1,100 wins

Ron Scott
Ron Scott

(Courtesy KGPE-TV)

FRESNO – Since 1958, Fresno City College has had just two head baseball coaches: Len Bourdet and Ron Scott.

Bourdet won 722 games and four state championships before retiring in 1988. Scott took over in 1989, and he won a state championship in 1992. He also won 1,100 games.

Saturday was his last day.


“You know, I know I still have the passion to coach and everything, it’s just time to move on and be a grandfather and be more involved with my family,” he said after Fresno City was eliminated in the first round of the NorCal regionals by Lassen College, 13-7. “And these guys deserve a young coach. But I had a great time. I had the greatest time, and these kids were so much fun.”

It was not a secret that Ron Scott would be retiring after the season, a season in which he became the all-time winningest coach in California community college history.

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