Lonni Alameda

Alana Maree "Lonni" Alameda (born June 11, 1970) is an American softball coach who is the current head coach at Florida State. She has been head coach at Florida State since 2009, in addition to the USSSA Pride of National Pro Fastpitch from 2016 to 2017.[1]

Lonni Alameda
Current position
TitleHead coach
TeamFlorida State
ConferenceACC
Record538–160–1 (.770)
Biographical details
Born (1970-06-11) June 11, 1970 (age 51)
El Dorado Hills, California
Playing career
1989St. Mary's (TX)
1990–1992Oklahoma
Position(s)Infielder, pitcher
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1994–1995Barry (asst.)
1996–2003Stanford (asst.)
2004–2008UNLV
2009–presentFlorida State
2016–2017USSSA Pride
Head coaching record
OverallCollege: 695–318–2 (.686)
NPF: 97–22 (.815)
TournamentsNCAA: 44–24 (.647)
NPF: 6–4 (.600)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Awards
  • ACC Coach of the Year (2013–2017)
  • MWC Coach of the Year (2005, 2007)
  • NFCA West Region Coach of the Year (2005)

Early life and educationEdit

Alameda graduated from Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, California in 1988. After pitching at St. Mary's University, Texas in the 1989 season, during which St. Mary's made the NAIA Tournament, Alameda transferred to Oklahoma and went on to earn two second-team All-Big Eight awards on the softball team in addition to playing volleyball.[2] Alameda graduated from Oklahoma with a communications degree in 1992 and played professional softball in the Netherlands in 1993.[2]

Coaching careerEdit

College assistant (1994–2003)Edit

In 1994 and 1995, Alameda was an assistant coach at Division II Barry University.[2] From 1996 to 2003, Alameda was an assistant coach at Stanford under Sandy Pearce in 1996 and John Rittman beginning in 1997, during which Stanford went 320–179–1 and made six straight NCAA Tournaments.[3]

UNLV (2004–2008)Edit

After going 25–35 in her first season as head coach of UNLV in 2004, Alameda led UNLV to a historically best 44–19 record in 2005 and first NCAA Tournament appearance in nine years, for which Alameda earned Mountain West Conference (MWC) Coach of the Year honors.[4][3][5] UNLV went 26–37 in 2006 but improved to 37–27 in 2007, Alameda's second time as MWC Coach of the Year.[3] The 2008 UNLV team began with a 9–1–1 record and the first top-25 ranking in program history, but injuries to four starters caused the team to finish 25–40–1.[3][4]

Florida State (2009–present)Edit

Alameda debuted at Florida State in 2009 with a 44–19 record and NCAA Regional appearance.[6]

USSSA Pride (2016–2017)Edit

Head coaching recordEdit

CollegeEdit

Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
UNLV Rebels (Mountain West Conference) (2004–2008)
2004 UNLV 25–35 7–13 5th
2005 UNLV 44–19 17–3 2nd NCAA Regionals
2006 UNLV 26–37 8–12 4th
2007 UNLV 37–27 12–8 2nd
2008 UNLV 25–40–1 5–15 6th
UNLV: 157–158–1 (.498) 49–51 (.490)
Florida State Seminoles (Atlantic Coast Conference) (2009–present)
2009 Florida State 44–16 17–4 2nd NCAA Regionals
2010 Florida State 44–18 12–9 3rd NCAA Regionals
2011 Florida State 32–28 9–11 4th NCAA Regionals
2012 Florida State 47–16 16–5 2nd NCAA Regionals
2013 Florida State 44–19 18–2 1st NCAA Super Regionals
2014 Florida State 55–9 24–3 1st Women's College World Series
2015 Florida State 49–14 20–3 1st NCAA Super Regionals
2016 Florida State 55–10 21–2 1st Women's College World Series
2017 Florida State 55–8–1 24–0 1st NCAA Super Regionals
2018 Florida State 58–12 21–3 1st WCWS Champions
2019 Florida State 55–10 19–5 1st (Atlantic) NCAA Super Regionals
2020 Florida State 17–7 0–0 T-11th Season canceled due to COVID-19
2021 Florida State 49-13-1 26-5-1 2nd Women's College World Series (Runner-Up)
Florida State: 555–167–1 (.768) 201–47 (.810)
Total: 712–325–2 (.686)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

NPFEdit

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Ties Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
USSSA Pride 2016 37 13 0 .740 1st in NPF 3 2 .600 NPF Runners-Up
USSSA Pride 2017 40 9 0 .816 1st in NPF 3 2 .600 NPF Runners-Up
Total 77 22 0 .778

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Coach Lonni Alameda: A humbled legacy". FSView & Florida Flambeau.
  2. ^ a b c "Lonni Alameda". gostanford.com. Stanford University. Archived from the original on February 25, 2003. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d "Lonni Alameda". USSSA Pride. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "NCAA Statistics: Lonni Alameda". NCAA. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  5. ^ "Lonni Alameda". UNLV. Archived from the original on September 29, 2008. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  6. ^ "Lonni Alameda". Seminoles.com. Florida State University. Retrieved 5 June 2018.