Mayor Lee Brand released the following statement on the passing of former Fresno State baseball coach Bob Bennett:
“The Central Valley has lost another legend and college baseball has lost a visionary. His impact on the Fresno State program and indeed, on our university, can be measured not just in wins and championships, but in the people he touched by showing them the value of loyalty, respect and humility.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Coach Bennett and his family, along with the entire Fresno State community. He was the epitome of what it means to be a mentor and he will be missed.”