ROSEMONT, Ill. — Maryland pitching coach Tori Tyson was named an assistant coach ahead of the 2018 season for the Chicago Bandits franchise of the National Pro Fastpitch league in a release by the organization earlier this month.
“I am extremely humbled and grateful for the opportunity to coach alongside some greats in the prestigious Bandits organization,” said Tyson. “I look forward to my growth as a coach this summer and coming back a better coach for the Terps.”
Tyson has made an immediate impact on the Terrapin pitching staff in her first year in College Park, guiding Maryland’s pitchers to six complete game performances. Freshman Ryan Denhart has thrived in the circle under Tyson in her first collegiate season, holding a 1.98 ERA in 81.1 innings while notching 46 strikeouts and four complete games.
"I'm super excited for Tori to have this opportunity," said head coach Julie Wright. "This will be a great experience for her to work with professional players, and I know she'll benefit from it."
Since 2005, the Chicago Bandits have been members of the National Pro Fastpitch league. Entering their 14th season as a franchise, the Bandits have provided the Chicago area with high-level softball talent and entertainment en route to capturing six regular season titles and four Cowles Cup championships, the most recent coming during the 2016 campaign.
“We’re excited to add Tori to our coaching staff,” Bandits general manager Toni Calmeyn said. “She brings a wealth of experience from the college game and we’re looking forward to having her aboard in Rosemont to assist our pitching staff.”