As a student-athlete, Pineda helped lead the Chants to the 2012 Big South tournament title
Pineda's primary responsibilities as director of softball operations include facilitating team and individual workouts, setting up practice and coordinating camps. Pineda will also supervise the programs' video services.
Pineda previously served as an assistant coach at Albright College in Reading, Pa., where she was the program's hitting coach and instructed the catchers and infielders. In addition to her on-field duties, she corresponded with prospective student-athletes as well as coordinated the program's community service and fundraising campaigns.
During her Coastal playing career, the native of Coolidge, Ariz., helped guide the Chants to the 2012 Big South Conference tournament title and appearance in the 2012 NCAA Athens Regional. She earned second team all-conference honors as a junior in 2011. In addition, Pineda ranks among the CCU single season top-10 lists for games played (62 in 2012) and walks (31 in 2012).
Prior to her time at Coastal, Pineda spent two years at Yavapai College where she led the Roughriders to the 2009 NJCAA National Championship and earned NFCA Academic All-American status.
Pineda received her bachelor's degree in English from Coastal Carolina in 2012.