2 NJCAA National Championship 2007 (School’s 1st Title) & 2015
NJCAA Coach of the Year 2007 & 2015
5 NJCAA Region VIII Coach of the Year 2007, 2010, 2013, 2015 & 2016
NFCA Coaching Staff of the Year 2007 & 2015
NFCA South Region Coaching Staff of the Year 2015, 2016 & 2018
FCCAA State/Region VIII G Championship 2007, 2010, 2013, 2015 & 2016
FCCAA State/Region VIII H Championship 2017 & 2018
FCCAA State/Region VIII Coach of the Year 2007, 2010, 2013, 2015 & 2016
13 FCCAA State/Region VIII Appearances
Panhandle Conference Champions—2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2017 & 2018
(Program’s first title in 2007)
8 Florida Panhandle Conference Coach of the Year Awards
Coached 20 NJCAA All Americans (Program’s first All American was in 2007)
Coached 8 Panhandle Conference Pitchers of the Year
Coached 8 Panhandle Conference Players of the Year
Coached 2 NJCAA Pitchers of the Year 2015 & 2018
Sent over 60 former players to four-year institutions or National teams
Finished 2nd in NJCAA National Tournament 2016 & 2018
Finished 5th in NJCAA National Tournament 2010 and 2013
Played in the National Championship game the last 3 out of 4 years, 2015, 2016 & 2018
COLLEGIATE: Overall Record: 647 –174 (Winning Percentage 78%)
When Belinda Hendrix was introduced as the new softball coach at Chipola College, she expressed her desire to build a respectable softball program and develop her players into both scholars and players.
In 14 seasons at the helm, Hendrix has certainly brought her dream into reality. Posting an overall record of 647–174, the Lady Indians have proven themselves worthy both in the state of Florida and on the national scene.
During the 2017-18 campaign, Chipola finished a phenomenal year with a 56-4 record, and as Runners-Up in both the FCSAA State and NJCAA National Tournaments. The Lady Indians won the Panhandle Conference title and spent most of the season at number one in both the state and national polls. Chipola was unbeaten through the first 44 games of the season. Chipola also hosted the Chinese National Softball Team in a pair of exhibition games.
Under her direction, Chipola captured the school’s first national title in 2007. After posting an overall record of 57-6, was named 2007 NJCAA National Coach of the Year. She led Chipola to a second national title in 2015.
Coach Hendrix is a firm believer in the old cliché that hard work pays off. She is notorious for being a student of the game and passing her passion for the sport down to her players. She is well-known for developing players that can excel at several different positions.
Hendrix believes that the experiences and challenges her players face on the softball field will equip them with the tools to adapt and conquer anything life might throw at them. Using this mentality, Hendrix has coached numerous All-Conference Players and 20 NJCAA All-Americans.
A 1994 graduate of Chattahoochee High School, Hendrix led her softball team to a district championship and was named Most Valuable Player. Upon leaving high school, Hendrix received an athletic scholarship to Thomas University in Thomasville, GA, where she played on the Hawks’ softball team.
After earning her degree in Psychology from Troy University, she returned to the Florida panhandle. In 2001, Hendrix began her coaching career at Vernon High School where she would amass a three-year record of 56-22 and two district titles.