About the coach
JENEL GUADAGNO- SOFTBALL
Jenel brings a wealth of playing and coaching experience as she takes over the Cuesta Softball program as the eighth coach in program history. She steps into a program looking for an identity, which has been led by seven coaches over the past decade, yet has also posted six winning seasons and garnered a trio of playoff berths over that span. Guadagno is eager to set a solid foundation for the years ahead as she embarks on her first collegiate head coaching position.
Guadagno spent the past seven seasons as the top Assistant Coach at Cerritos College and helped the Falcons to the playoffs each season, including five CCCAA Super Regional Finals. The Falcons posted a 213-94 record during her coaching tenure and claimed a pair South Coast Conference titles. Guadagno, a former Falcon standout, joined the Cerritos staff after completing her playing career at Point Loma Nazarene University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Physical Education. She was a two-year starter for the Sea Lions and was twice accorded Golden State Athletic Conference honors. Before transferring to Point Loma Nazarene, Guadagno compiled an impressive athletic resume during her playing days at Cerritos College and was known as one of the toughest competitors ever to put on a uniform. She demonstrated her competitiveness in the way she played and it has carried over into her coaching career. Guadagno was an all-State Shortstop for the Falcons and a two-time all-South Coast Conference First Team pick. She also led them to two a pair of CCCAA State Championship games, winning the title her sophomore year as a member of the all-Tournament team. Guadagno ended her career at Cerritos with a school record 103 runs scored and still ranks second all time in hits (131) and stolen bases (47).
Jenel earned her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from Point Loma and, in 2016, completed her Master’s Degree at Concordia University in Exercise and Sports Science with an emphasis in Coaching and Athletic Administration.
Jenel lives in nearby San Luis Obispo.