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Women's Softball: Our Coaches

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Darci Brownell, Head Coach

Darci begins her 15th season as Sierra’s Head Coach after serving two years as an assistant under CCCFCA Hall of Fame coach Karen Linde. Her 14-year record at the Wolverine helm is an astounding 559-166-1 with 14 straight playoff appearances and regional championships. Her teams won Big 8 titles in 2010 and 2012 and have played in eight Elite Eights, one Final Four and one state title game during her tenure.

Since 2000, Darci has produced 28 NFCA All-Americans, 19 All-State 1st Team, 29 All-NorCal, 71 All-Conference 1st Team, and 20 Academic All-Conference student athletes. She has coached two CCCAA state Players of the Year, one state Pitcher of the Year, and one NFCA National Catcher of the Year. More than 100 Sierra players have earned scholarships to four-year schools and Darci’s 2010 squad was named the USA’s top academic community college team.

In 2009, she helped guide the team to a NorCal championship and a state runner-up finish with 44 wins, the most in Sierra history. Darci was named the Big 8, Northern California and State Coach of the Year in 2010 as her Wolverines captured the Big 8 championship and reached the NorCal finals. Her 41-8 2012 team took the Big 8 title and earned a berth in the CCCAA Final Four with an epic come-from-behind win at the San Mateo Super Regional.

Her experience includes 10 years at the high school level where she led Del Campo to the playoffs six times. Four of her teams were CAL Champions, and she was Coach of the Year in 1993. Her overall record at the varsity level was 139-26. Darci played at CSU Sacramento for four years as a catcher and outfielder. She also played ASA summer ball for the NorCal Tremors. She received her B.A. degree from CSUS in Childhood Development with a minor in Physical Education. She has a Master's in Education and Curriculum.

Coach Darci Brownell

Big 8, Northern California and State Coach of the Year, 2010, 2012, 2014

(916) 660-8110

Bob Hayes, Assistant Coach

Coach Hayes is the newest member of the Wolverine staff. One of the premier hitting instructors in northern California, Bob brings a wealth of coaching experience to Sierra. He has played or coached softball for more than 44 years. Prior to Sierra, he was on Bob Maglione’s Sacramento City College staff, where he had the pleasure of coaching daughter Kayla for two years. He is a private hitting instructor with numerous local college, high school and age-group clients.

He lives in Orangevale with wife Janet and is the proud grandfather of oldest daughter Kyle’s daughter Emery.

Coach Bob Hayes

Cortney Magorian, Assistant Coach 

2014 marks Cortney’s fifth season on the Sierra staff. She played softball for 13 years before ending her competitive career with the 2009 Sierra College team that finished second in the state. The former catcher and third-baseman works with Wolverine pitchers, catchers and corners and runs the team’s strength and conditioning program.

Cortney spent three years on the Colfax High School and NorCal Freeze coaching staffs, and was the Assistant Commissioner of the NorCal Girls Fastpitch board for six years. Cortney has worked as a certified personal trainer and is the Sierra College Housing Supervisor. She is working toward a kinesiology degree and is married to fellow Wolverine assistant Brett Magorian. The Magorians are the parents of two future Wolverines, Kennedie (10) and Rylee (9).

Coach Corty Magorian

Brett Magorian, Assistant Coach

Brett enters his second season on Coach Brownell’s staff. He was the head coach at Folsom High School from 2010-2012 and spent time on the coaching staffs at Colfax High School and NorCal Girls Fastpitch. Brett works with Sierra’s infielders, is the first base coach on game days, and helps Coach Brownell with recruiting.

Married to Sierra assistant Cortney Magorian, Brett spends much of his time working on softball fundamentals with daughters Kennedie and Rylee. He is employed by Magorian Mining Services.

Coach Brett Magorian

Chelsea DeAnda, Assistant Coach

Coach DeAnda

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