By: Fletcher Keel | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
June 27, 2018
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- Florida State head softball coach Lonni Alameda, along with assistant coaches Travis Wilson and Craig Snider, have been named the 2018 Coaching Staff of the Year by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association, the school announced on Wednesday.
“There are so many more people than just the three of us that contributed to this award,” said Alameda. “From Kendra Lynch our volunteer coach and Ellie Cooper our graduate assistant, to our athletic trainer Eunice Hernandez and strength coach Kelly Borges, and many, many more, our success this season was because we came together as a complete team and a complete family. This year had a lot of highs and lows and I will always remember how much fun we had on and off the field. So proud of everyone involved with this program and it makes me so excited to come to work every day with such amazing and committed people.”
Alameda and her staff led the Noles to their first ever Women's College World Series title this past season, and after starting the year 12-6 rattled off wins in 46 of their last 52 games.
During that stretch, FSU garnered 13 wins against ranked competition.
The Seminoles offense set program records in doubles (115) and home runs (76) while stealing the third-most bases in program history (152).