Women's Softball Coach

Head Coach: Howie Bierman

Softball Coach Howie Bierman

Head Coach Howie Bierman

Coach Howie Bierman began his McHenry County College tenure in 2002. Prior to coaching at MCC he was head coach for the Elgin Community College women's softball team for several years where he had one Academic All-American and seven Academic All-Conference players.

He also coached at Barrington and Burlington High Schools. He was a part of the coaching staff for the 18 and under summer travel team, The Lake County Liberty and has been a Specialty Coach for Hitting and Pitching at Player's Choice Academy in Huntley for many years.

Coach Bierman feels that with solid recruiting classes, if the girls work hard and if the pitching and defense is strong, the Scots should be competing favorably at the conference and regional levels, every year. Annual goals include winning the conference championship and making it to final four in the NJCAA regional. He tells his players to "work to the best of their ability and to achieve the goals that they set for themselves at the beginning of the year."

Coach Bierman is now semi-retired and lives in Elgin.

Contact Coach Bierman at hbierman@mchenry.edu.

Assistant Coach: Jenna Szabo

Assistant Coach Brittany Holm

Assistant Coach Jenna Szabo

Coach Jenna Szabo attended Streamwood High School while making the Varsity team and earning Academic All-Conference for 3 years. She went on to play at Judson University as a NAIA scholar athlete while receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. She earned the team's "Spirit Award" her freshman year and the team's "Most Improved" her sophomore year. Judson's softball team went to NCCAA National's three out of her four years, receiving 3rd place her sophomore year. Coach Szabo graduated in May of 2015 and is working on her Master's Degree at Argosy University in Human Resources. She also coaches the Fox Valley Renegades 16U travel softball team. The 2015 Renegade softball team went to Nationals and placed 4th out of 60 teams.

Coach Szabo believes that with solid recruiting classes, the girls need to be coachable and have a strong work ethic. With solid pitching and defense, the Scots should be a contenders for conference and regionals. The mission should be to leave everything on the field each day and give the best version of yourself each time you step onto field whether it be a game or practice. The mission should also be to work hard and get better each and every day. She tells her players that "you practice how you play and to be mentally tough day in and day out."

Contact Coach Szabo at jszabo@mchenry.edu

Head Coach: Howie Bierman

Assistant Coach: Jenna Szabo

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