Cottrell is in her third year as an assistant coach at University of the Sciences.
USciences' 12 overall victories and nine wins in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) play in 2018 were both more than double its amount from 2017. The nine league wins were the Devils' most since they had 10 in 2014.
Cottrell came to University of the Sciences after a playing career at Rider, where she started all 180 of her appearances for the Broncs. She finished her career with 119 hits, including 21 home runs after leading the team with eight as a senior.
Cottrell graduated from Rider with a degree in Secondary Education/Mathematics.