Heading into her ninth season as the head coach of the Florida State softball program in 2017, Lonni Alameda has turned the Seminoles into one of the nation’s best teams. Florida has made Women’s College World Series appearances twice in the last three seasons (2014 and 2016), including a WCWS semifinals appearance in 2016. Florida State has earned four consecutive ACC regular season titles and three straight ACC Tournament titles. Since Alameda has made Tallahassee her home, she has led the Seminoles to seven ACC Championship game appearances in eight seasons, with titles in 2011, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Previously, Alameda coached UNLV for five seasons, leading the team to the NCAA Regionals in 2005, and was an assistant Stanford for eight seasons, where she helped guide the Cardinal to six straight NCAA Regional appearances. She oversaw the pitching staff and produced three All-Americans: Becky Blevins, Marcy Crouch and Dana Sorenson.
Alameda played softball and volleyball at Oklahoma and was a two-time All-Big Eight selection as a first and third baseman. She earned her bachelor’s degree in communications from Oklahoma in 1993 and played softball professionally in Europe for a season before beginning her coaching career.