Shayne Lotito has completely redone her coaching staff at Bryant, adding Nick French and Bri Chiusano to her staff.
French was most recently an assistant at Towson and was previously a volunteer assistant on Lu Harris-Champer’s WCWS-bound 2016 Georgia squad. His resume also includes stops at Arizona, Memphis, and Holy Cross, as well as a head coaching stint at Simmons college in 2008.
Chiusano, a Coastal Carolina alum, served as a volunteer assistant at her alma mater in 2017. As a player, she set a program and Big South conference record for runs scored with 208 and ended her career with a .380 batting average, 269 hits, and 145 stolen bases. Her career stolen base tally ranks second all-time in the Big South.
French and Chiusano join a Bryant program that finished the 2017 season with a 12-36 record and a 7-9 mark in conference play. The win-loss record matched the program's 2016 mark, though in 2014, the Bulldogs finished the season 32-22 and were selected to the Norman, Oklahoma regional of the NCAA tournament.