Bruce Tandy is one of the bedrocks of the athletics department at York College. For 40 years, he served in a variety of capacities, answering the call wherever there was a need in the coaching staff.
Through it all, his dedication to the students of York College was visible. Tandy is known for his gruff and ornery exterior; however, he is also known for the way he loves and serves others with a cheerful and generous spirit.
In 2007, Tandy retired from York College. At different times during his four decades of service, he was the coach of men's and women's tennis and women's volleyball, basketball, and softball.
Under Tandy’s direction, women’s sports at York College blossomed. He is credited with starting the softball and women's basketball programs as well as having an instrumental role in introducing volleyball and tennis. He also served as intramural director.
Tandy served as athletic director for two years in a time when funds for the position were unavailable. He took on the added responsibilities as well as recruiting new students, despite the fact that he did not receive a pay increase for the extra workload at that time. He saw a need and filled it joyfully.
Tandy has the honor of having the 1973 York College Yearbook dedicated to him. In 1982 he was named Nebraska Baseball Digest's Umpire of the Year for his service to the profession. He is also the 2001 recipient of the York College Campus Ministry's Heartland's Service Award.
Because of his servant attitude and commitment to York College and Christ, on October 12, 2012, Bruce Tandy was inducted into the York College Sports Hall of Fame.
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