Appalachian State University softball coach Janice Savage has completed her staff with the hiring of two assistant coaches on Tuesday. Jordan Reid and Hannah Fulk join Savage in the Appalachian State dugout for the upcoming season. Reid enters her second season in the collegiate coaching ranks after spending one season as a
graduate assistant at Delaware State with Savage; Fulk will enter her first year as a college coach.
I am thankful to have such great young women on staff with me here at Appalachian State University, said Savage. Both Hannah and Jordan have had very succesful playing careers and have been able to translate that into their coaching skills. They both are great people and will set a good example for the App State softball program and the direction we are looking to head. I could not have asked for better leaders and ambassadors for the university, athletic department, softball program and community.
Reid was a standout player for Delaware State from 2009-12, where she became the first Hornets player to earn Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I all-Mid-Atlantic first team honors. She was also the MEAC Player of the Year for three consecutive seasons (2010, 2011, 2012). In 2011, Reid finished with the second highest batting average (.497) in the country. She was also an ECAC Division I all-star and Lowes Senior Class Award nominee while at DSU.
Jordan Reid has been successful on the field, in the classroom and as a coach. I have watched Jordan grow over the past few years into a great coach and mentor for the student-athletes. I am very excited to add her to the App State softball program. She will be a great role model for our team, as well as, be a positive spark for our outfielders. She is a hard worker who has a bright future here at App State and I am glad she will bring her enthusiasm and excitement for the game to our program.
Before joining the Appalachian State coaching staff, Fulk was an all-conference player at Bowling Green State University. She received Louisville Slugger/NFCA mideast region second-team honors, Capital One first-team academic all-district honors, first team all-MAC and all-MAC tournament team accolades. Fulk holds the record for single-season record for both home runs (15) and walks (42) at BGSu. She is also the all-time leader in walks at Bowling Green with 123 in her career.
Hannah is an extremely hard worker who was also a great player at Bowling Green State University. Her main focus will be on the infield play and developing our team defense. She has a tremendous passion for the game of softball and loves a challenge. She is constantly wanting to learn and grow which is great to have in a young assistant coach. With her skill set, I look forward to her helping take App State softball to the next level.