• The Coaches

  • Head Coach - Bryan Donohue

    Bryan Donohue is entering his thirteenth year as the head coach of the Saints. Since his first season (2008) with the Saints, Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) has compiled a record of 340 wins and 209 losses. They also have recorded three 3rd place finishes and two 2nd place finishes in the NWAC tournament while Donohue received Southern Region Coach of the Year honors in '08, '09, '11, '12, '13, '15 and '16. In his first twelve years, the Saints have won the Southern Region Championship seven times and two (’17, ’19) Super Regionals to advance to the NWAC tournament for the 9th time during Donohue's tenure. Along with sending numerous former players to the four-year and professional level, Donohue has also coached two former Saints that are currently in the Major Leagues.

    Donohue is a graduate of Sam Barlow High School of Gresham, Oregon, where he was an All-State player for Steve Stebbins (son of former MHCC head coach Dale Stebbins) and the Bruins. As a member of the 2005 Southern Regional Champion Mt. Hood Saints, Donohue received First Team All-Region honors in addition to a 2nd team all NWAACC award as an outfielder. He continued onto George Fox University (GFU) where he was an All-Northwest Conference first baseman and a 2nd team All-West Region selection during both of his seasons at GFU, playing for current Oregon State assistant coach, Pat Bailey. In 2006, he was a First Team All-Regional Tournament selection and in 2007 was voted as a 2nd Team All-American by DIII Baseball.com. Coach Donohue currently holds the all-time career batting average record at GFU. Coach Donohue graduated with honors from George Fox with a bachelor's degree in business with a concentration in marketing.

    Immediately following his playing career, Donohue became the head coach of the Gresham Mountaineers summer collegiate baseball team, an affiliate of the Corvallis Knights (of the WCL), who Donohue played for in 2006. In their first two years, they recorded an overall record of 58 - 15. Following his time with the Mountaineers, he managed teams in the NCBL Portland where he won three league championships in its first six seasons, including the most recent in 2015. In the summer of 2016, Donohue took over the reigns as head coach of the Kelowna (Canada) Falcons of the West Coast League. In his first three seasons with the Falcons, he helped lead them to two playoff berths and most recently captured the 2018 North Division Championship. Donohue was honored with the Co-Coach of the Year award for the 2018 WCL season.

    Brent Johnson - Infield/Assistant Coach

    Coach Johnson joined the Saints in 2013 and has been a great addition to help continue the winning tradition here at MHCC. As the infield coach, Brent helps keep the foundation of the Saints defense strong and always in position to capture yet another Southern Region championship.

    Originally from Dayton High School in Nevada, where Brent was a four-year letterman and all league infielder, Coach Johnson played his college ball at Feather River Community College (99-00). Immediately following his career at Feather River, he began his coaching career, starting as a private instructor with youth and high school players in the Reno Nevada area as a part of Bret's Baseball Academy. From 2004-2012, Coach Johnson coached a select team, the Reno Muckdogs, where in 2008, his team won a bronze medal at the AAU Junior Olympics. Many of Coach Johnson's former players and students have continued on to play at various levels of college and professional baseball around the country.

    Ryan Miller - Pitching Coach/Assistant Coach

    Coach Miller begins his second season with the Saints staff where he will serve as the pitching coach. Coach Miller is a Madison High School graduate, where he was an all-league pitcher. After pitching for the Wildcats of Linfield College, Miller immediately got into coaching high school baseball, which he has done for the past 19 years.

    Miller most recently served as head coach at Gresham High School. He also was the head coach at Parkrose High School, Madison High School, Portland Christian High School, and David Douglas High School. His 2007 and 2008 Portland Christian teams won back-to-back State Championships, and he also won a State Championship as an assistant coach at Wilson High School in 2012. Coach Miller has been awarded multiple league Coach of the Year awards and in 2008 was voted State Coach of the Year. Several of Miller’s former players have gone on to play collegiate baseball and one player who went on to play in the Major Leagues.

    Ryan and his wife Andrea have five children: Alexis (14), Rylee (13), Jaxon (11), Zac (11) and Dawson (1).