Marcos Austin named head wrestling coach at Bakersfield College

Marcos Austin served as Bakersfield College's Co-Head Wrestling Coach for the past nine years.
Marcos Austin served as Bakersfield College's Co-Head Wrestling Coach for the past nine years.

BAKERSFIELD - Bakersfield College Athletics is excited to announce the promotion of Marcos Austin to Head Wrestling Coach this week.

"I am excited and honored to continue my coaching career as the head coach of Bakersfield College Wrestling," said Austin. "Bakersfield has a rooted tradition in wrestling and our coaching staff and I are eager to continue in that tradition."

Prior to this season, he had served as the Co-Head Coach for the past nine seasons. Prior to BC he was an assistant wrestling coach at Stockdale HS from 2007-2009. He was a wrestling student-athlete at BC and in 2002 placed 7th at the CCCAA State Wrestling Championships. He then moved on to wrestle at Dickinson State University, an NAIA school located in Dickinson, North Dakota. While there he was an NAIA National Tournament Qualifier from 2003-2006. He graduated from DSU with a degree in business.

"We are excited for Coach Austin to begin as Head Coach of the wrestling program," said Interim Dean of Kinesiology/Athletic Director Reggie Bolton. "He is more than qualified to lead the program and will bring plenty of energy and enthusiasm in leading, mentoring and coaching our student-athletes."

(Brandon Urry, Bakersfield College Athletics)