Stanislaus restructures sports program

California State University stanislaus has promoted track and field coach Kim Duyst to Associate Athletics Director and has reinstated its women's tennis team, which was eliminated in 1991.

The Turlock-based college announced several changes in a Monday press release.

Among those changes:

  • Duyst will relinquish her role as the school's track and field and cross country coach to move into administration. In her new role, Duyst will be responsible for rules compliance and gender equity as well as "enhancing student life for all Stanislaus State student-athletes."
  • Former Warrior Geoff Bradshaw will take over the track and field program. He won the national championship in decathlon in 1994 and still holds the campus record for the javelin throw. Earlier this year, Bradshaw was named the Santa Barbara Community College head track coach, but he will instead move to Turlock.
  • Diljeet Taylor, also a Stanislaus State alum, has been named the school's new cross country coach. Formerly Diljeet Mendoza, Taylor was a three-time all-American while running for the Warriors.
  • Varek Visaraga has coached the boys and girls tennis teams at Turlock High since 2000. He was named The Bee's girls tennis coach of the year in 2002. He's also been a tennis pro at Brenda Athletic Club for the last seven years.