Women's Softball

2016-2017 Coach

Iris Woodhead

Head Softball Coach
Head Coach Iris Woodhead Iris Woodhead, of Grants Pass, OR, enters her second season as Head Softball Coach at Northeast Community College. In Northeast’s inaugural season, Coach Woodhead posted a 10-47 record, in which her team had two players named Second Team All-Region team, two Honorable Mention All-Region, two Academic All Americans, eight Academic All-Region.

Woodhead comes from McCook Community College, where she had three successful years as the assistant softball coach. As part of the staff that was named Region IX Coaching Staff of the year in 2013 and 2014 and the Nebraska Community College Athletic Conference Staff of the Year in 2014 and 2015, she has compiled a 93-82 record, in which the team won back to back NCCAC Conference championships, as well as set the school record in wins in the 2015 season.

In addition to the accolades on the softball field, her teams have also seen a lot of success in the classroom. Among the recognition they have received is 30 Academic All-Regions Award winners, 5 NJCAA Academic All-American Award winners, 10 NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete Award winners. The team as a whole finished in the Top 20 in the country in Team GPA every season she was at MCC.

Woodhead’s coaching career began when she became the JV head softball coach at Grants Pass High School in her hometown of Grants Pass, OR. From there, she moved to McCook Community College in 2012 where she began coaching softball and then added women’s basketball to her coaching resume a year later.

Prior to coaching, Woodhead had a successful career playing softball for Eastern Oregon University. She was a four-year starter at short stop, starting in 167 of 168 games during her four season career. During her time with the Mountaineers, she held a career .911 fielding percentage and was 15th in the nation with 2.7 assists per game as a senior.

Woodhead is originally from Grants Pass, OR. She received her Bachelor of Science in Physical Activity and Health with a concentration in Health and Wellness and a minor in Biology from Eastern Oregon University.

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