LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Fresh off its Northwest Athletic Conference title, Mt. Hood Community College was tabbed the NFCA NWAC National Coaching Staff of the Year, the Association announced Friday afternoon.
It is the first national honor for head coach Brittany Hendrickson, who is in her fourth season, along with assistant coaches Taylor Gould and Alexandria Flores. They guided the Saints to their sixth NWAC championship and first since 2016. Mt. Hood, which won its final 10 games of the season, finished 39-12 overall and 16-8 in the South Region, finishing second in the regular season. The Saints entered the NWAC Tournament as the No. 5 seed and posted a 5-0 mark, including a come-from-behind. walk-off 8-7 win over Bellevue in the title game.
Under the coaching staff’s tutelage, Mt. Hood was one of the top offensive teams in the NWAC, ranking second with 88 home runs 643 hits and 110 stolen bases. The Saints were also third in batting average (.427), RBI (479), runs scored (.519), slugging (.693) and on-base percentage (.693).
The NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association) is the professional organization for fastpitch softball coaches. Known for its highly-regarded coaching awards, the NFCA also educates and supports softball coaches on a variety of different levels: from webinars to legal counsel, to in-person events and the National Convention.