- Heading into her 9th season as the head coach of the Florida State softball program, Lonni Alameda has guided the Seminoles back into one of the nation’s best teams:
- Seminoles have returned to the WCWS twice in the last 3 seasons (2014 and 2016), including a WCWS semifinals appearance in 2016
- 4 consecutive ACC regular season titles
- 3 straight ACC Tournament titles and 14 ACC Championships
- Alameda earned ACC Coach of the Year for the 4th straight season in 2016, while Jessica Burroughs and Alex Powers earned ACC Pitcher and Player of the Year honors, respectively. FSU set an ACC record with six members on the All-ACC First Team.
- Alameda has coached numerous pitching standouts, including Burroughs and 2015 USA Softball National Player of the Year and 2-time ACC Pitcher of the Year Lacey Waldrop.
- In 2012, the FSU pitchers finished in the Top 30 nationally in earned run average, making FSU one of just 5 programs to have multiple pitchers in the top 30. As a unit, the 2012 Seminoles finished 10th in the country with a 1.53 team ERA.
- Alameda came to FSU from UNLV, where she spent 5 seasons reviving the Rebels’ program. Prior to coaching at UNLV, Alameda was the assistant coach at Stanford University, where she helped guide the Cardinal to 6 straight NCAA Regional appearances. She oversaw the pitching staff which produced 3 All-Americans: Becky Blevins, Marcy Crouch and Dana Sorenson.
- Alameda also has coached on the international level, as Assistant Coach for the Canadian National Team from 2004-2008. She spent the summer of 2008 coaching the Canadian Olympic Team which ended its quest for the gold with a 4th-place finish at the Beijing Olympic Games.
“Lonnie will take you through the competitive workouts she uses with the Seminole pitchers from 1st day of Fall practice to Post-Season play in June!”– Cindy Bristow