Northern Colorado Bears Softball Camps

Coaching Staff

Brook Hodgson | Assistant Coach

Brooke Hodgson joins the Northern Colorado softball staff after playing at Colorado Mesa University. Brooke played four years under current Bears' head coach Ben Garcia. After graduating in May of 2018, Brooke began coaching at Colorado Mesa and transferred to UNC when Garcia was hired in September of 2018. Brooke will assist in both hitting and pitching.

During her collegiate career, Brooke was a two-time All-American and Academic All-American. In her final season in Pueblo, Brooke lead the nation in various hitting categories. Brooke holds record at Colorado Mesa and RMAC in hitting.

Brooke was a corner stone of the Mavericks 37-game win streak in 2018 and helped the team earned the number one ranking in the nation for seven weeks, as well as number one in the regional tournament.

Brooke is originally from Rio Rancho, New Mexico and she attended V. Sue Cleveland High School, where she played softball all four years.She is the daughter of  Bill and Sheila Hodgson and currently lives in Greeley, Colo.


Maggie Manwarren | Assistant Coach

Maggie Manwarren starts her professional coaching career at the Northern Colorado after playing collegiate softball for Bears' head coach Ben Garcia at Colorado Mesa University. Maggie will be working specifically with hitting and the outfielders.

Maggie played her first two years at the College of Southern Nevada, before transferring to Colorado Mesa, after Garcia recruited her.

At Colorado Mesa, Maggie earned All-American honors her senior season. Maggie was a key contributor to the Mavericks 37-game winning streak and number one national ranking for seven weeks.

During her playing career, Maggie gained experience in coaching softball camps, as well as strength and conditioning camps for both collegiate and youth athletes. She has a great passion for softball and is excited to join a division 1 program to start her coaching career.

Manwarren is originally from Las Vegas, Nev. where she attended Green Valley High School. She is the daughter of Collin and Emilia Manwarren and has one brother Cooper. She currently lives in Greeley, Colo.


Bob Bledsoe | Assistant Coach







Kaley Garcia | Graduate Assistant

Kaley Garcia joined new head coach Ben Garcia's staff in fall of 2018 as a graduate assistant. She played center field at UNC from 2015-18.

2018 [Senior]: Started 55 of the teams 56 games during the season...Was named to Big Sky All-Tournament team in May...Garcia hit 17 doubles, the second most in a single season in program history. She is also finished  second in career doubles with 38..Hit two home runs and drove in 27 runs, while scoring 32...Batted .286 with a team-leading 50 hits and 175 at-bats...She stole 10 bases and walked 17 times...Had a .974 fielding percentage with 75 putouts and one assist.

2017 [Junior]: Appeared in 52 games in which she started 32 of them…She had a .263 batting average in 99 at-bats for the Bears…She had 26 hits, seven doubles and one home run for 9 RBI’s…Defensively, she had 41 putouts in 43 chances and only 2 errors to record a .953 fielding percentage.

2016 [Sophomore]: Was one of three players to start all 42 games throughout the season ... recorded a batting average of .284 on 116 at bats ... Had three home runs, three triples, and seven doubles on the season ... On 43 chances recorded a fielding percentage of 1.000.

2015 [Freshman]: Appeared in 25 games and started in 8 ... Recorded 20 at bats during her freshman campaign ... Her first hit of the season came against Saint Louis ... Out of 18 chances recorded 14 putouts for a fielding percentage of .944 ... Recorded 5 putouts against Saint Louis.

Legend High School [Parker, Colorado]

  • Senior year she hit .485 with a slugging percentage of .632 as well as 25 RBI's and 13 stolen bases
  • Named High School Female Athlete of the Year in 2014
  • Softball team captain in 2013
  • Voted All-State 2013
  • Voted First Team All-Conference 2013
  • Team was Colorado High School State Tournament runner up in 2013
  • Voted All-Conference Honorable Mention 2011 and 2012