Coach Kristi Lansford joined the LCC family in
early 2014 to help build and guide the college’s first-ever softball team. A California
native, Lansford arrived at LCC after coaching softball at Metropolitan State
University of Denver.
As a former non-traditional student, Lansford
understands the role a community college can play in a student-athlete’s life.
After spending four years in the United States
Air Force, she enrolled in Porterville College in California, where she
eventually transferred to the California State University-Bakersfield’s
softball team at the of age 29.
She graduated in 1997 with a bachelor’s in
physical education and communications and public relations, followed by a
master’s degree in education and curriculum.
Lansford spent three years as a volunteer
assistant coach at Cal State in Bakersfield before moving to Northwood
University in Cedar Hill, Texas, where she coached for a year before heading
back to California.
She was head softball coach at San Francisco
State University for seven years before returning to her alma mater to help
coach the Cal State team when the school moved to Division 1.
She remained at Cal State from 2007-2011, until
joining Metro State in Denver.
As the head softball coach at San Francisco
State University, Lansford led her team, the Gators, to the Division II World
Series in 2005.
For more information on the softball program or
Lansford, contact the LCC Athletics Department at 721-5326.