Sue Killilea
Sue Killilea
Title: Assistant Softball Coach
Experience: 4th Season
Alma Mater: UMass Boston, 2013

Sue Killilea returns to her alma mater for her fourth season as an assistant coach in 2018. Killilea is responsible for working with the UMass Boston pitchers and catchers, as well as serving as the team's first base coach.

Kililea helped lead UMass Boston to their best season in program history in 2017 by guiding a pitching staff of three underclassmen to a 2.95 earned run average. She also coached the first Little East Conference Pitcher of the Year in program history, with freshman Jess Greenspan picking up the honor. 

She was tasked with a similar change in 2018, as the Beacons rode three underclassmen pitchers to their second-consecutive Little East Conference Tournament Title.  

One of, if not the top player in program history, Killilea finished her playing career as a Beacon as the owner of nine program records. She was the first and only player to earn National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Region honors on three occasions, including being named to the New England Second Team as a freshman and senior. Killilea is also the only player to be named to Little East Conference All-Conference First Team three times and is one of just three players to be named the LEC Rookie of the Year. 

She still holds the program records for career games played (147), at-bats (477), hits (197), runs scored (132), runs batted in (89), doubles (37), triples (31), total bases (308) and slugging percentage (.646). Killilea also ranks in the top-five in program history in career batting average, on-base percentage, walks, defensive chances and putouts. During the course of her four-year career, UMass Boston posted two of their best win totals in program history and a record 77 wins in four seasons.