BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Tracy Dill, director of intercollegiate athletics at Bemidji State University, announced May 15 that Brittany Gomez has been named interim head coach for Beaver Softball, effective immediately.
Gomez has been the team’s assistant coach since July 2018.
Gomez was a leadoff hitter for the Iowa State Cyclones from 2013-16, where she became the first four-time All-Big 12 selection in the program’s history. After earning second-team honors during each of her first three years, she earned First-Team All-Big 12 honors after hitting .401 as a senior. She started all 219 games for the Cyclones during her career and finished as Iowa State’s career leader in hits, batting average, stolen bases and runs scored. She ranks among the top five players in Big 12 history in both hits (297, 3rd) and stolen bases (110, 5th).
After completing her playing career, Gomez was drafted 28th overall by the Pennsylvania Rebellion of the National Pro Fastpitch softball league. She played for the Texas Charge during the summer of 2017. She also has international competition experience, first as a member of the gold-medal winning U.S. Women’s Baseball National Team at the 2015 Pan-Am Games. She later represented the USA in international competition at the 2016 World Baseball Softball Confederation Women’s Baseball World Cup in South Korea and the 2018 World Cup in Viera, Fla.
Before coming to Bemidji State, Gomez spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the University of Montana. During her tenure, the Grizzlies won a Big Sky Championship and made an NCAA Tournament appearance; eight players earned All-Big Sky honors and one player earned NFCA All-Region honors. In addition, Montana softball placed 15 players on the Big Sky All-Academic Team.
She succeeds Rick Supinski, who had been BSU’s head softball coach since November 2011.