Panther Softball Coach’s Corner
Carlos Falla III
Head Softball Coach
Coach Carlos Falla begins his 11th season as head coach of Lady Panthers Softball. Previously, Falla was the head coach at Webber International University, where he led the WIU Warriors to seven conference tournament and six regional tournament appearances. Falla received the Conference Coach of the Year award in 1998, and during his tenure as head coach at WIU, Falla accumulated a record of 339 wins and 229 losses.
During Falla’s 11 years, the Panthers have qualified for the FCSAA State Tournament six times. Over the past eleven years the panthers have moved 30 players to four-year institutions.
Coach Falla graduated from Sebring High School in 1978 and was selected as a member of the National High School All-Star Baseball Team. He attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (1978-81) and graduated from Webber International University, receiving a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
This is the first year Coach Amanda Byers has coached SFSC’s Lady Panthers Softball team.
Coach Byers was born in Miami, Fla., and played softball with the Stingrays, Lady Canes, and Thunder Club teams. While attending Dr. Michael Krop Senior High School, she played on the varsity softball team for four years. After graduating in 2011, she joined the Lady Panthers Softball team, playing outfield and earning a starting position in centerfield. She earned her Associate in Arts (AA) degree from SFSC.
Coach Byers transferred to Florida Gulf Coast University, where she continued her education in business communications and sports management and was part of FGCU’s Eagles softball team. She played right and center field and achieved a perfect fielding percentage during her senior year.
Coach Byers is continuing her education in business management as she begins her coaching career at SFSC.