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SOFTBALL: Gomez named interim head coach at BSU

BEMIDJI -- Bemidji State assistant softball coach Brittany Gomez has been named interim head coach for the program, effective immediately, BSU announced Wednesday.

Gomez had been the team’s assistant coach since July 2018. She filled in for head coach Rick Supinski, who was on a leave of absence from the university during the 2019 season. Supinski had previously been placed on paid administrative leave in 2014.

There will be a search for Supinski’s permanent replacement, Bemidji State said.

Prior to BSU, Gomez served as an assistant coach at the University of Montana for two seasons. During her tenure, the Grizzlies won a Big Sky Championship and made an NCAA Tournament appearance.

Gomez’s playing career at Iowa State University spanned from 2013-16, where she finished as the Cyclones’ all-time leader in hits, batting average, stolen bases and runs scored. She ranks third in hits (297) and fifth in stolen bases (110) in Big 12 history.

Gomez was later drafted 28th overall by the Pennsylvania Rebellion of the National Pro Fastpitch softball league and also played for the Texas Charge. Furthermore, Gomez played for the gold-medal winning U.S. Women’s Baseball National Team at the 2015 Pan-Am Games.

She joins Chelsea DeVille (women’s basketball) as the only current female head coaches at Bemidji State.

The Beavers went 24-30 in 2019, including a 7-23 mark in Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference play.