Alyssa Tiumalu joined the staff in 2017 to work primarily with the infield and catchers. Tiumalu was a four-year letter winner for the UCLA Bruins from 2011-2014.
In her first season with the Johnnies, Tiumalu helped the program reach new heights with its second BIG EAST Regular Season Championship en route to setting school-records with 17 BIG EAST wins and a .667 winning percentage. In addition to reaching the BIG EAST title game, the Johnnies matched the 1990 squad for most wins with 32 and garnered a league-best seven players on the All-BIG EAST First and Second Team's. The 2017 squad also set new single-season marks with 277 runs scored and 251 RBIs. Because of the Red Storm's historic success in 2017, Tiumalu and the rest of the St. John's staff were named the BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year for only the second-time in program history.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2014 following four seasons with the Bruins, Tiumalu served as an assistant at Canyon View High School during the 2015 spring season before joining Southern Utah University. As a volunteer assistant with the Thunderbirds, she worked mostly with the pitchers and catchers to improve pitch-call effectiveness.
The Indio, Calif., native is no stranger to winning as she appeared in an NCAA Tournament each of her four years at UCLA, including a Super Regional appearance during a senior season where she started 52 games and recorded six home runs and 24 RBIs.
As a player, Tiumalu was named to the All-PAC-10 Freshman Team in 2011 after finishing fourth on the squad with nine home runs and a .556 slugging percentage to go with a .302 batting average and an impressive .993 fielding percentage.
Tiumalu started 151 games during her four-year career, serving several roles for the Bruins that include stints at catcher, outfield, designated player, first base, third base and right field. Overall, she hit 18 dingers, scored 49 times and drove in 64 runs.