|Title:||Head Softball Coach|
Laurie Nevarez took over the softball program in the fall of
2003 after serving as an assistant coach for the team during the
Beginning in her second year at the helm, Nevarez has led the Bulldogs to new heights with eight straight SCIAC crowns from 2005 to 2012. These are the first titles since the program's inaugural championship during the 1988 season.
During her career at Redlands, Nevarez has guided the Bulldogs to multiple seasons with 30 or more wins, culminating in the program’s record for victories.
In 2005, Redlands became the first softball team in conference history to record a perfect 18-0 season. Beyond this, the Bulldogs consistently have been among the NFCA Top-25 National Rankings throughout her tenure.
Nevarez graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a Bachelor of Arts in History. A four-year letter winner at UCLA, she helped the Bruins win an NCAA Division I National Championship while earning All-Pac-10 honors as a second baseman. After graduation, Nevarez won another national title, this time as the Bruins' undergraduate assistant coach. She served as Head Softball Coach at Rio Hondo Junior College during the 2001 season.
Prior to becoming full-time at Redlands in 2005, Nevarez taught at the elementary school level for five years and completed her Master of Arts in Education.
Nevarez currently resides in Highland with her husband, Sonny, and their daughters, Gabriela and Giuliana.