$webstie.profile.siteName

@HarvardCrimson Harvard Edu
 
Brandi Gordon
Brandi Gordon
Title: Assistant Coach
Organization: Softball
Alma Mater: Pacific 2005
Experience: Fifth Season

Brandi Gordon joined the Harvard softball team as a coaching assistant in 2009. Gordon enters her fifth season with the team in 2013, where she will serve as the first assistant coach. Harvard has won at least 27 games every season Gordon has been with the team, and the Crimson has claimed two Ivy League Championships and three Ivy North Division titles during her tenure. 

Gordon helped the Crimson post a 17-3 mark in Ivy League play in 2010, and earn the Ivy North Division title and a berth in the 2010 Ivy League Championship series against Cornell. In 2011, she was a key part of a Harvard team that broke the school record for wins in a season (36) and Ivy League wins in a season (18). The 2011 squad also produced the league Player, Pitcher and Rookie of the Year, swept Cornell in the league championship series and advanced to the Tucson, Ariz., Regional in the NCAA Tournament.

Harvard was able to repeat its success in 2012 as the Crimson posted a 35-15 overall mark and breezed to the Ivy League Championship Series with a 17-3 league record. A sweep of Penn in the championship series earned Harvard a spot in the NCAA Seattle Regional where it notched upsets over Maryland and No. 23 Texas Tech in back-to-back elimination games to earn the program's first berth in an NCAA Regional final. Gordon played a vital role in seeing 11 players earn All-Ivy League accolades.

Gordon was an assistant coach for Seattle during the 2008 season. She worked with the team's slap hitters, coached outfield defense and directed the Redhawks' conditioning program.

In 2007, Gordon was the director of softball operations and camp coordinator at Washington, which finished in third place at the 2007 NCAA Women's College World Series. She has also coached many camps and clinics and has worked as a private softball instructor.

Gordon was a four-year softball letterwinner at the University of the Pacific from 2002 to 2005. She was a catcher her first two years at Pacific but then made a successful move to the outfield for her junior and senior seasons.

In her senior year, Gordon was a second-team All-Big West selection as well as a third-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America pick.

A native of Redmond, Wash., Gordon attended Redmond High School and was a multi-sport letterwinner in volleyball, basketball, and softball. She graduated from the University of the Pacific with a sports sciences degree and a teaching credential in physical education.