Janet Lloyd '84
Janet Lloyd '84
Title: Head Coach
Phone: (714) 997-6518
Email: jlloyd@chapman.edu
Previous College: Chapman (1984), Concordia (2016)
W-L Record: 650-379 (.632); 26th season
CU Record: 650-379 (.632); 26th season

After a quarter century at the helm of the Chapman softball program, Janet Lloyd is the winningest coach in Chapman history with 650 wins as Head Coach. She recorded her 535th career victory in March 2013, surpassing her father Lisle as Chapman's all-time winningest coach. Janet and her dad (who passed away in 2002) have amassed nearly 1,100 head coaching wins in 32 years as a tandem.

After becoming co-head coach in 1995, then assuming sole responsibility in 1999, the Panthers developed a reputation as one of the top Division III programs in the nation. Chapman made the playoffs 12 times in a 14-year span (1995-2008), earning seven regional championships and a national championship (1995) along the way. Twice (2003 and '05) Lloyd and her staff have been named West Region Coaching Staff of the Year. The accomplishments of Janet's players are staggering: 84 All-Region selections, 23 All-Americans, 25 Academic All-District selections and three Academic All-Americans.

In 2013, the Panthers entered new territory as they joined the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Lloyd's team did not miss a beat, posting 24 wins in back-to-back years and earning a berth in the SCIAC Tournament in both seasons.

In 2017, Lloyd became the first Panther coach in any sport to reach 600 career wins. With the accomplishment under her belt, she led the Panthers on a late season surge back into the SCIAC Tournament for the third time in five years. She led the Panthers back to the SCIAC Tournament in 2019, finishing third in the conference standings.

Janet came to Chapman as a player in 1983, transferring from Cal State Fullerton, then joined the coaching staff full-time in 1985 as an assistant to her father, Lisle. She earned All-America honors at Fullerton, leading the nation in home runs two straight seasons and leading the Titans to a third-place finish in the College World Series. She still ranks ninth in Titans history with a .481 career slugging percentage and her 15 home runs in 1981 are second most in a single-season. During her playing days at Chapman, she was also named to the All-America team.