Brandi began her collegiate volleyball career playing for Coach Shirley at Hutchinson Community College (KS) in 2005-2006 and was named a First-Team NJCAA All-American her sophomore year. She graduated with her Associates of Arts degree and then advanced to play at Texas Tech University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in 2008.
After graduation, Brandi went back to Hutchinson Community College as an Assistant Coach from 2009 to 2013. During her tenure there, she helped coach the team to a 9th place (2009) and 11th place (2012) finish at the NJCAA National Tournament.
In 2013, Brandi came to Tyler as the Assistant Coach and has helped Tyler to a 2nd place (2013) and 8th place (2014) finish at the NJCAA National Tournament.
“If this doesn’t go to show what hard work and putting in your time truly means, I don’t know what does. I’ve worked my whole life for this moment right here,” said Coach Hood. “To be starting my head coaching career at Tyler Junior College, I am truly grateful. An opportunity like this doesn’t come around every day. I am excited to get the 2015-2016 team together and am looking forward see all the things that they are going to accomplish.”
Brandi is a native of Hutchinson, Kansas and has one daughter, Tynlee.
credit – TJC