Brandi Gordon Bennett joined the Pacific Lutheran University staff in the fall of 2016 as the head softball coach.
Gordon Bennett made an immediate impact in her first season at the helm, leading the Lutes to the Northwest Conference Tournament for the first time in four years in 2017. PLU finished the season with a 23-16 record, advancing to the NWC Championship game. Individually, eight Lutes secured All-NWC accolades while Anna Overland and Kathryn Hatlen both secured All-Region honors.
Gordon joins the Lutes from Division I Seattle University where she served as assistant coach since 2013, helping the RedHawks advance to the Western Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals in 2016. She additionally served as an assistant for Seattle from 2007-2008, helping the team win a share of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Championship in 2008. Between stints at Seattle, Gordon served as an assistant at Harvard University from 2008-2013. While at Harvard, she helped the Crimson win the Ivy League Championship in both 2011 and 2012 while advancing to the NCAA Division I Regional finals in 2012.
Prior to Seattle and Harvard, Gordon was the director of softball operations at the University of Washington, helping the Huskies place third at the NCAA Women's College World Series in 2007.
Gordon was a four-year letterwinner at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, playing two seasons as a catcher before converting to an outfielder. As a senior, she was a Second Team All-Big West Conference selection and was a Third Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American. She graduated from the University of the Pacific with a sports sciences degree and a teaching credential in physical education.