Colin Christiansen joins the Black and Gold after serving as a graduate manager for University of Tennessee softball team.
As graduate manager, Christiansen assisted in pitching and defensive workouts and ran the Dartfish TV film software system. He was also a softball undergraduate assistant coach during the spring 2016 for Tennessee, where he threw live batting practice and caught bullpens, as well as tagged pitches on iPad for hitters during games, helped organize day to day set up on and off field, and charted pitches, tendencies, and outcomes.
Prior to coming to Knoxville, he was a student assistant coach for the Mount St. Mary’s University softball team, where he created scouting reports and was the first base and outfield coach. Previous to that, he was the Mountaineer’s softball manager during his time in Emmitsburg and threw live batting practice and caught bullpens, filmed games, managed the field crew, and charted pitches and kept the scorebook via iPad.
Taylore Fuller joins the UMBC softball coaching staff after a stellar collegiate career with the Florida Gators and two summers in the NPF for the Scrapyard Dawgs and Chicago Bandits, respectively. Ranked as the nation’s No. 6 catcher and No. 38 overall prospect out of high school, the Trenton, Florida native joined the University of Florida softball team in the fall of 2012. Taylore was a 4 year starter who helped lead the Gators’ program to consecutive Women’s College World Series titles in 2014 & 2015. Showing her true versatility as an all-around athlete, she played in 231 games with 198 starts during her time at UF, and played every position except pitcher, second base, and center field.
Fuller was a 3-time SEC regular season champion and 2-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection (2015, 2016). She ended her career at Florida with 36 homeruns (T-7th program history), 8 grand slams (2nd in program history) and 49 HBP (2nd in program history), with an on base percentage of .399, slugging percentage of .477, 141 RBI, and a career batting average of .244.
Fuller was drafted 34th overall in the 2016 NPF Draft by the ScrapYard Dawgs where she Started 40 games in her rookie season as Monica Abbott’s primary catcher, hitting 5 homeruns (4th highest on the team), 11 RBI, and drawing 21 walks. She played her second professional season with the Chicago Bandits where she had a .286 slugging percentage and a .293 on base percentage.
Volunteer Assistant Coach
Taylor Hall returns to her alma mater to join the coaching staff as a volunteer assistant, after graduating in 2015 with a major in financial economics.
She climbed the Retrievers’ record book and became the program’s all-time leader in extra base hits (81), while finishing her career ranked in the top-10 at UMBC in 10 categories. She was only the fourth Retriever to be named to the All-Conference First Team three seasons in a row. She was the 2012 co-Rookie of the Year as well.