Meadow McWhorter begins her 13th year as the head coach of the Saint’s softball team. Coach McWhorter has accumulated a 383-131 record while winning three consecutive Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (NWAACC) Championship titles in 2009, 2010, and 2011 and a fourth title in 2014. Coach McWhorter has also won six Southern Region titles in 2004, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013 and in 2014.
Thirty-eight student-athletes who worked under the tutelage of Coach McWhorter have advanced to the next playing level at four-year institutions including ten of her athletes that have excelled in NCAA Division I programs. Eighteen student-athletes have been honored as NWAC All-Americans for their performances on the softball team and numerous student-athletes have been awarded NWAC Academic All-Americans honors for their academic excellence.
Coach McWhorter has been recognized for her success by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) receiving their Coaching Staff of the Year honors in 2004, 2008 and 2014 as well as being named the NWAC Coach of the Year in 2009, 2010 and 2014, and the Southern Region Coach of Year in 2004, 2007, 2011, 2013 and 2014. Not only has Coach McWhorter been honored by her coaching peers but was also named the Mt. Hood Community College Unsung Hero Award in 2009 and 2011 and the Northwest Hero Award in 2010.
The success that Coach McWhorter has had on the field often overshadows impact she has made on so many of her athletes but her influence is clear in the testimonies of her former athletes who are often seen at our games cheering on the Saints to victory!
After a stellar career at MHCC (1998-99) Coach McWhorter continued her career at Jacksonville State University and received her bachelor’s degree in recreation administration. Coach McWhorter is also employed by MHCC as the Student Events & Center Coordinator.