• Coach's Profile

  • Head Coach - Brittany Hendrickson

    Brittany Hendrickson
    Brittany Hendrickson

    In 2022, Hendrickson and her staff guided the team to the program's sixth NWAC championship title. The 2022 team ranked among the NWAC leaders in almost all offensive categories and broke the Mt. Hood team batting average record. Hendrickson and her 2022 staff (Taylor Gould & Kayla Grahn) were awarded NFCA coaching staff of the year as well as NWAC Coach of the year. The Saints finished the season 39-12 and went 5-0 at the NWAC Championship tournament. Eight players received all league recognition. Lexi Geary, along with catcher Hailey Davis, were named to the NWAC All-American team.

    In 2019 the Saints were again ranked among the NWAC in most offensive categories and spent the entire year ranked as high as No. 2 in the NWAC RPI and coaches' polls. Hendrickson and her 2019 staff (Sammi Brandstetter and Taylor Gould) were awarded Southern Region coaching staff of the year after winning the program’s 9th Southern Region title. In 2019, the Saints went 33-7 against NWAC member colleges. Eight players received all league recognition, led by Southern Region Pitcher of the year, Mckenzie Pierce. Pierce and infielder Kennedy Jantzi were named to the NWAC All-American team.

    Prior to coming to Mt. Hood, Hendrickson was the assistant coach at Concordia University Irvine where the team finished with a 42-13 record. Her responsibilities included assisting with operations, recruitment, scouting, fiscal planning, monitoring academic success, fundraising, as well as conducting a strength, speed, agility, and conditioning program for the players.

    Hendrickson attended Portland State University where she played softball from 2011-2015 and was a member of the 2012 & 2013 Big Sky Championship teams. She also competed in the NCAA regional tournament in 2012 & 2013. She was a five-time Big Sky Player of the week, three-time all-league selection and remains in the Portland State record book in multiple offensive categories. She was an outstanding scholar athlete, having been named to the All-Big Sky Academic Teams from 2011-2015.

    Hendrickson earned an undergraduate degree in Health Sciences from Portland State University in 2015, a master’s degree in Coaching and Athletic Administration from Concordia University Irvine in 2016, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Concordia University St. Paul in 2021. In 2019-20 Hendrickson was the head coach of a 16A NW Bullets team and now coaches within the Oregon Rebels organization.. An Oregon native, Hendrickson attended Thurston High School in Springfield, Oregon and was a three-sport standout athlete in soccer, basketball, and softball. She also works as a Registered Nurse at the community hospital.

    Assistant Coach Taylor Gould

    Taylor Gould enters her fourth-year on the Mt. Hood coaching staff after coaching Team Mizuno (7th place finish at nationals) for one year and Northwest Batbuster's organization for one season as well. Coach Gould primarily works with the Saints outfield. In 2018, Gould was named the NFCA NWAC Assistant Coach of the year and guided Makiah Johnson to All American honors in the outfield. Gould also helps assists the NW Bullets 16u program. Gould played for two years at rival Clackamas Community College where they finished 2nd place during the 2013-2014 season.

    Assistant Coach Kayla Grahn

    Kayla Grahn is in her third-year as an assistant coach with the softball team.  Grahn works with the pitching staff, and is passionate about promoting positive team morale and hype. A graduate of Sam Barlow High School and Mt. Hood Community, College, Grahn was  a two-time NWAC champion and tournament MVP.  Coach Grahn finished her softball career at Eastern Oregon University. In addition to coaching, Grahn is a high school math teacher at a local area high school.

    Assistant Coach Rian Snowadski 

    Rian Snowadski has just wrapped up her second-year as the strength and conditioning coach for the Mt. Hood softball team. Snowadski helped train and condition the team, supporting the program as they won the 2022 NWAC Championship. She continues to help coach and train the Oregon Rebels Softball program. Along with her other duties Snowadski gives private lessons on strength training, speed and agility, and hitting during the off season.

    Snowadski was a member of the 2019 Mt. Hood softball team that ended the season number one in the South and 33-7 overall. She completed her playing journey and graduated with a degree in Sports Medicine and Exercise Science at Warner Pacific College. Snowadski attended Sam Barlow High School where she was awarded 1st-team all-state during her senior season.