Andrew Wodrich (Coach Woody) enters his first season leading the Bethel College Lady Pilots. Wodrich, a 2007 graduate of Bethel College, played two seasons for the Bethel men’s basketball program before turning his focus to his coaching career.
Beginning in 2004, Wodrich started his ascend into the coaching profession by taking a position at the Midwest Basketball Academy (MBA) in Mishawaka. For his first three years at MBA, Wodrich help develop the program which consisted of teams ranging from 9U to 16U. He was then promoted in 2007 to Vice President and Director of the Indiana Elite Basketball Association.
In 2010, Wodrich made the move to the collegiate game by taking a position as the Director of Basketball Operations at NCAA DI Western Michigan University. A year later, he was promoted to an assistant coach for the Broncos. A coaching change then landed Wodrich an assistant coaching position at Central Michigan University for the 2012-13 season. Wodrich assisted as the Chippewas earned a MAC Tournament Championship and a bid the NCAA National Tournament where they upset No. 25 Texas. Heading into the 2013-14 season, Wodrich had been promoted to the Chippewas’ offensive coordinator and the co-recruiting coordinator.
Andrew lives in Mishawaka.
Kevin Brandy enters his first season with the Bethel women’s basketball program.
Brandy has a wealth of basketball experience from both his days as a player and from past coaching positions. After spending a season on the court as a player for the Bethel men’s basketball program, Brandy suffered a career-ending knee injury and turned his attention to coaching.
Brandy has coached at many levels, including IHSAA for both boys and girls and within the AAU circuit with Midwest Basketball Academy and now Hoosier Premier. Brandy made the move to the college game during the 2011-12 season when he served as the Director of Basketball Operations at NCAA DI Western Michigan University under former head coach Tasha McDowell.
After a one-year stint assisting at Penn High School under Coach Kristy Kaniewski-Ulrich, a former Lady Pilot great, Brandy co-founded Hoosier Premier Basketball, an AAU program dedicated to ensure the skill development of young players as it relates to basketball IQ, sportsmanship and athletic competition.
Kevin resides in Granger, Indiana with his wife, Amanda, and their three children: Kasen, Knixley and Kwinlynn.
Natalie Young enters her fifth season with the Bethel women’s basketball program and has been a part of one NCCAA National Championship and two trips to the NAIA National Tournament.
Young spent four years in uniform for the Lady Pilots from 2004-2008 during which she made a dent in the record book in more than one category. Upon graduation, Young owned 10 school records including points in a career (2,685), point in a game (39), blocks in a career (243), and field goal percentage (51.1%). During her career, the Lady Pilots recorded an overall record of 105-35 and made three trips to the NAIA Elite Eight and won a NCCAA National Championship. Individually, Young was three-time NAIA All-American, three-time NCCAA All-American, three-time First Team All-Conference selection and both 2008 NCCAA National Player of the Year and Conference Player of the Year.
After her career ended at BC, Young spent one season playing professionally for the Lakeside Lightning in Perth, Australia before returning back to the United States.
In addition to her role with the women’s basketball team, Young also serves as the sports information director.
Natalie lives in Mishawaka and enjoys spending time with her friends and family, especially her triplet nieces, Melody, Tessa, and Eva Guevara.