Tornado Softball Rounds Out Coaching Staff
BRISTOL, Tenn. – King College Softball has announced the addition of two assistant coaches to the team’s coaching staff. Travis McCall has joined the Tornado staff and Amanda Crumpler will return for her first full season under head coach Jennifer Testa.
McCall comes to King after spending last year as an assistant coach at Columbus State University (Columbus, Ga.) having helped the Cougars to a 37-win season and a 12-8 Peach Belt Conference mark. While assisting with the day-to-day operations and recruiting coordinator for the Columbus State softball program, he served as an assistant sports information director. Prior to his time at CSU, McCall spent a year at Lamar High School volunteering as an assistant baseball coach for a team that participated in the Georgia High School Association state playoffs.
“I am extremely excited to have Travis join our coaching staff here at King,” said head coach Jenn Testa. "His proven knowledge and success in this sport combined with his character are just what we need to help elevate this program to a different level.”
McCall received his bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Sports Management and a minor in marketing from the University of West Georgia in May 2008. In December 2009 he earned his Master of Business, also from UWG.
Crumpler begins her second season with Tornado softball after joining the staff during the 2011 season. She spent the 2010 softball season volunteering with Emory and Henry College (Emory, Va.). Crumpler was a student-athlete at King from 2005-09, serving as a four-year starter and team captain. said head coach Jenn Testa.
"Amanda stepped in last season as an assistant and did a great job for us. Her knowledge of the game and passion for King College make her a valuable asset to our program," said Testa.
Crumpler currently holds six school records for a single season including home runs (12), runs batted in (41), and hits (61). She was also a three time All-Conference player and two-time All-Region player.
“We are really excited about the addition of both Travis and Amanda to the King College coaching staff,” said Testa. “Both bring a tremendous amount of knowledge and proven experience to our growing softball program. It is a great time for King Softball and part of that excitement is the addition of these great coaches.”