There are a lot of hidden talents. A gold mine for athletes!” exclaimed Benjy Taylor, CSUB men’s basketball assistant coach while describing Bakersfield. Our guest speaker today delighted our club members with a presentation of CSUB Roadrunners men’s basketball values and challenges. CSUB, speaking about all its athletes, promotes academic excellence, student athlete experience, competitive success, and engaging in the community. “It’s important to prepare athletes for sports success but also to educate them in becoming leaders in their community,” coach Benjy emphasized. CSUB is committed to providing the resources necessary for young men and women to able to achieve college education while enjoying the mental and physical benefits sports provide. Only dedicated coaches and capable faculty members, just like Benjy Taylor, can create the environment for our young students to thrive in sports disciplines. “I live on the phone,” Benjy said as he listed all the tasks he needs to address from game schedules, fundraising, practices, and dealing with athletes recovering from injuries. Interesting topic today: another "slam dunk for BNR!"