Head Softball Coach, Florida State University
Lonni Alameda is the head women’s fastpitch softball coach at Florida State University. Now heading into her ninth season as head coach in 2017, she’s moved FSU up to be one of the nation’s best teams. 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. Alameda earned ACC Coach of the Year for the fourth straight season in 2016.
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 Cardinal to a 320-179-1 record and six straight NCAA Regional appearances. Prior to Stanford, Alameda spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Barry University in Florida, where she helped the Buccaneers to a fifth-place NCAA Division II finish in her first year.
An all-around great 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, hitting .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.
"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.” Loni Alameda begins her first year as an on-line softball coach at YSPN360.com. Her on-demand coaching videos, tips and training will be available free to YSPN360 subscribers.