|Title:||Head Women's Basketball Coach|
Brad Hodge begins his sixth season as head coach for the Birmingham-Southern women's basketball team in 2010-11.
Last season, BSC went 13-12 with Hodge at the helm, including a 9-3 mark at home. The Panthers picked up wins against in-state rival Huntingdon, East Texas Baptist University, and Rust College, as well as conference power DePauw, Oglethorpe, Millsaps, Southwestern, Sewanee, and Rhodes.
In 2008-09, Hodge's Panthers put together an overall record of 15-10, with wins over Huntingdon, twice, Maryville College, and Emory University. Against Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) opponents, the Panthers were victorious against Southwestern, Austin, Millsaps, Hendrix, Centre, Sewanee, and Rhodes.
In its first Division III season in 2007-08, Hodge guided his squad to an impressive 18-7 record with wins over teams such as Louisiana College, Judson College, Spring Hill College, and Emory University, as well as McMurry University and Maryville College to win the Maryville Thanksgiving Classic.
In its first season as a member of the SCAC, BSC defeated every team in the conference at least once, including a 71-58 home victory over No. 11 DePauw University, the 2007 Division III National Champion.
In 2006-07, Hodge's second season on the Hilltop, his squad notched wins over Southern Mississippi and Centenary, as well as Big South Conference rivals Charleston Southern and Winthrop. Hodge and his staff landed two players on All-Conference squads, as junior Reba Ross earned First-Team honors, as well as Academic All-Conference honors, and Marisah Henderson earned All-Freshman honors.
In 2005-06, in his first season as a Division I head coach and first season at Birmingham-Southern, Hodge guided the Panthers to a 12-16 overall record and a 6-8 showing in Big South Conference play. The squad notched wins over Florida Atlantic, New Orleans, Millsaps, Alcorn State, and Savannah State in non-conference action, and defeated Charleston Southern and UNC Asheville twice in Big South play. The Panthers also downed Winthrop and Radford, and lost in the first round of the 2006 conference tournament to third-seeded Coastal Carolina in Conway, S.C.
Hodge and his staff coached three All-Conference players that season in senior Stacey Anthony (Second-Team All-Conference), freshman Ashley Thornton (All-Freshman Team), and Ross (Academic All-Conference). The 2005-06 team also earned the inaugural Big South Conference Women's Basketball Sportsmanship Award under Hodge's leadership.
Hodge came to the Hilltop in 2005 after serving four seasons as the head women's coach at East Central Community College in Decatur, Miss., where he directed the Lady Warriors to an 80-36 record.
In 2003-04, Hodge led ECCC to a 31-4 record, which included a Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges state title, the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XXIII title and an appearance in the Elite Eight of the NJCAA Tournament. For his efforts, Hodge garnered MACJC, Region XXIII, and Mississippi Association of Coaches Coach of the Year honors.
Hodge's final East Central team posted a 20-10 mark and a runner-up finish in Region XXIII.
Prior to becoming head coach at ECCC, Hodge served as a dual assistant coach with both the men's and women's programs for two seasons.
Hodge played at the University of Alabama-Huntsville from 1989-93, where he earned the Charger Award and Sportsmanship Award. He later served as a student assistant at Athens State College, where he received a bachelor's degree in physical education in 1996.
Hodge had his first stint in Division I at the University of Louisiana-Monroe, where he served as an assistant under head coach Mike Vining from 1997-99. In 2001 Hodge received a master's degree in exercise science from ULM.
Hodge has a seven-year-old son, Alex, and a five-year-old daughter, Breanna.