Head Coach - Bryan Donohue
Bryan Donohue is entering his seventh year as the head coach of the saints. Since his first season with the Saints, 2008, Mt. Hood has compiled a record of 189 wins and 85 losses. They also have recorded three 3rd place finishes and one 2nd place finish in the NWAACC tournament while Donohue received southern region coach of the year honors in ’08, ‘09, '11, ’12 and ‘13. Last year, with a record of 31-14, the Saints brought back the southern region title for the 5th time in Donohue’s 6 years at the helm.
Donohue is a graduate of Sam Barlow High School of Gresham, Oregon, where he was an all-state player for Steve Stebbins (son of former MHCC head coach Dale Stebbins) and the Bruins. As a member of the 2005 Southern Regional champion Mt. Hood saints, Donohue received 1st team all-region honors in addition to a 2nd team all NWAACC award as an outfielder. He continued onto George Fox University where he was an all Northwest Conference first baseman and a 2nd team All-West Region selection during both of his seasons at GFU, playing for current Oregon State assistant coach, Pat Bailey. In 2006, he was a first team All-regional tournament selection and in 2007 was voted as a 2nd team All-American by DIII Baseball.com. Bryan currently holds the all-time career batting average record at George Fox University. Bryan graduated with honors from George Fox with a bachelor’s degree in business with a concentration in marketing.
Immediately following his playing career, Donohue became the head coach of the Gresham Mountaineers summer collegiate baseball team, an affiliate of the Corvallis Knights (of the WCL), who Donohue played for in 2006. In their first two years, they recorded an overall record of 58 - 15. He now is a head coach in the WCL Portland where he has won 2 league championships in its first 4 seasons.
You can contact Coach Donohue at Bryan.Donohue@mhcc.edu.
Brent Johnson - Infield/Assistant Coach
Coach Johnson joined the Saints in 2013 and has been a great addition to help continue the winning tradition here at MHCC. As the infield coach, Brent helped keep the foundation of the Saints defense strong en route to yet another Southern Region championship.
Originally from Dayton High School in Nevada, where Brent was a 4 year letterman and all league infielder, Coach Johnson played his college ball at Feather River JC down in California (99-00). Immediately following his career at Feather River, he began his coaching career, starting as a private instructor with youth and high school players in the Reno Nevada area as a part of Bret's Baseball Academy. From 2004-2012, Coach Johnson coached a select team, the Reno Muckdogs, where in 2008, his team won a bronze medal at the AAU Junior Olympics. Many of Coach Johnson’s former players and students have continued on to play in numerous different levels of college and professional baseball around the country.
Mike Miller - Pitching/Assistant Coach
Coach Miller is coming into his second year with the Saints pitching staff after very successful 2013 season. Some accolades of note were posting a 2.93 team ERA, (4th in the NWAACC) having just the 9th no hitter in program history thrown since the programs birth 45 years ago and allowing the fewest walks of any team in the NWAACC (95 in 45 games). Mike brings a sound education to the Saints staff with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in sports administration / coaching from Lewis Clark State College.
As a player, Coach Miller was at Cuesta College from (03-05) where he earned 1st Team All League Pitcher in 2005 and earned a Top 20 Pitcher ranking in the state of California. Following his career at Cuesta, he transferred to Lewis Clark State College (06-07) under the legendary hall of fame coach, Ed Cheff. While at LC State, he earned west region Pitcher of the Week honors twice and was a two time NAIA National Champion in 2006 and 2007.
In addition to coaching with the Saints, he is also currently working as a pitching instructor for youth and high school players and is also the head coach of a select 18U team during the summer time.
Justin Speer - Strength-Conditioning/Assistant Coach