|Previous College:||Southern Arkansas '04|
Assistant coach Brittany Bennett returns to Bobcat Nation forher second season.
Bennett will primarily serve as the pitching coach and will alsowork with the catchers and outfield, as well as have a role inrecruiting and alumni relations.
Bennett came to GC following a three-year stint as assistantcoach at fellow Division II institution Lynn University. With theKnights, Bennett's pitching staff allowed the second fewest hits inprogram history in 2009 and held opponents to their lowest battingaverage in four seasons. Bennett also helped produce one DaktronicsHonorable Mention All-American and two Daktronics All-Regionoutfielders. At Lynn, she worked under former GC assistant coachMandy Harris.
Prior to her time at Lynn University, she spent a season atDivision I UNC-Wilmington and also served on the staff at MountOlive College for a season as an assistant. Under the guidance ofBennett, the Trojan pitching staff lowered its earned run averagefrom 5.13 to 1.70, 18th lowest among all NCAA Division IIinstitutions. She also helped the squad post a school-record 39victories. In addition, sophomore Jenny Jackson was selected theCarolina-Virginia Athletic Conference Player-of-the-Year afterranking seventh nationally in ERA (0.87).
Bennett spent two seasons as a graduate assistant at SouthernArkansas University from 2004-06 where she worked with both thehitters and pitchers. The Lady Muleriders produced the Gulf SouthConference's Pitcher-of-the-Year in Kayla King in 2006. It was atSAU where she met Grodecki, as the future GC skipper was anassistant coach on the Mulerider staff.
No stranger to the Division II game, Bennett was a two-yearletter winner at Southern Arkansas. A member of the Gulf SouthConference Academic Honor Roll in 2004, she holds the school recordfor fewest errors in a career with six.
Originally from Longview, Texas, Bennett earned her Bachelor'sof Business Administration in computer information systems fromSouthern Arkansas in 2004 and received her Master's of Sciencedegree in kinesiology at SAU in 2006.