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Former Arizona ace Taylor McQuillin to join Pima softball coaching staff

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Taylor McQuillin seems to be having no trouble maneuvering her way through life after Arizona softball.

The former Arizona Wildcats ace debuted for the NPF’s Cleveland Comets on Saturday and will spend the rest of the summer with the team.

Once the season ends, McQuillin will move back to Tucson to join Pima Community College’s softball team as an assistant pitching coach, according to head coach Rebekah Quiroz, who’s also an Arizona softball alumna.

“Taylor will be working under current pitching coach Nicki Johnson,” Quiroz wrote on Facebook. “I’m very excited at the opportunity this brings for our program to already have such an established and respected pitching coach in Nicki, and to add more experience in that area of our game is going to make us that much stronger. Taylor is a fierce competitor and I know her and Nicki are going to work together, giving our pitchers the experience of a lifetime!”

While McQuillin’s hometown is listed as Mission Viejo, California, Tucson is where her family resides. Her brother, Greg, is a manager for the Wildcats and her parents recently moved to Southern Arizona.

Pima went 30-28 this year. The Aztecs usually play Arizona during the fall season, so McQuillin might be coaching against her former school in a few months.