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Sandra Moton Season 2024

LSU
Sandra Moton
Title
Assistant Coach
Email
softball@lsu.edu
Phone
(225) 578-8034
Hometown
Fountain Valley, Calif.
Alma Mater
LSU (2016)

Sandra Moton was elevated to assistant coach in July 2023 after serving as the program’s volunteer assistant coach since 2019.

In the last six seasons, Moton has helped produce four NFCA All-Americans, 25 NFCA All-Region selections, and 22 All-SEC selections.

The Tigers earned the No. 9 overall seed in the 2024 NCAA Tournament for its 18th consecutive tournament appearance and 25th overall appearance. LSU went 44-17 on the year for its seventh 40-plus win season and second in as many years. The Bayou Bengals advanced to its 10th NCAA Super Regional after winning the Baton Rouge Regional to get out of the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2021. Offensively, LSU batted .290 behind 464 hits and recorded 18 games with 10 or more hits, including a season-high 16 twice. Defensively, the Tigers set a program record with a .976 fielding percentage and turned 28 double plays for the second most in a single season in program history.

Moton, formerly Sandra Simmons, played for the Tigers under the direction of Head Coach Beth Torina, from 2013-16. She started all but one game of her career. In her senior season, she earned five accolades, including NFCA Third-Team All-South Region, SEC All-Tournament Team, NCAA All-Baton Rouge Regional Team, LSWA All-Louisiana First Team and was a member of the SEC Community Service Team.

The Fountain Valley, California native hit .325 in her career with 37 doubles, 10 triples and 17 home runs. She was named the MVP of the Baton Rouge Super Regional in 2015 after registering an .800 batting average in two games, leading the team with six RBIs with an 1.800 slugging percentage and a .714 on-base percentage. That year, she helped send LSU to the WCWS by going 3-for-3 in game two against Arizona with a career-high five RBI and three runs scored.

Following graduation, Simmons was a graduate assistant for the University of Kentucky softball program, serving as the team’s Director of Operations. She was involved in helping with all aspects of the program of day-to-day planning in addition to other needs with the coaching staff.

Moton lives in Baton Rouge with her husband Tevin Moton and their son, Sebastian.