Head Softball Coach, Florida State University
Lonni Alameda is the head women’s softball coach at Florida State University. Now heading into her tenth season with the Seminoles, Coach Alameda has helped mold the current FSU softball program into one of the nation’s best—including winning the university's first-ever WCWS National Championship in 2018.
FSU has played in the NCAA postseason every year under Alameda and is one of only nine schools to participate in the NCAA Tournament in every season since 2000. The Seminoles finished the 2016 season with a WCWS semifinals appearance, and that same year, Alameda earned ACC Coach of the Year (for the fourth straight season!).
Alameda came to FSU from University of Nevada Las Vegas, where she spent five seasons turning the Rebels’ program into a winner. Alameda moved to Las Vegas after eight seasons as an assistant coach at Stanford University, where she helped guide the Cardinals to a 320-179-1 record and six consecutive NCAA Regional appearances. Before Stanford, Alameda spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Barry University in Florida. In her first season with the Buccaneers, she helped coach the team to an impressive fifth-place finish in the NCAA Division II standings.
A great all-around athlete, Alameda began her collegiate career as a pitcher at St. Mary’s University (San Antonio, Texas) where she led the Rattlers to the NAIA Tournament. She transferred to Oklahoma University in 1989 where she was a two-time All-Big Eight selection as a first and third baseman. (She hit a formidable .359 as a senior in 1992.) After earning her bachelor's degree in communications in 1993, Alameda played softball professionally in Europe for a season before taking on a coaching role at Barry University.
"Each day I am reminded how lucky I have been in life and in softball,” stated Alameda. "I have been all around the world because of this game, and I have interacted with some of the most interesting people.”
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