Benny Bonilla

Benny  Bonilla

Director of Baseball Operations

Third Season

Alma Mater:
LMU '00


Baseball Season Tickets on Sale, Packages Start at $1 Per Game

The LMU baseball season begins on February 14 when the Lions host Utah Valley under the lights.


Baseball Casino Night Set for January 31, Alumni Game February 1 at 1 PM

The LMU baseball program will hold its annual Alumni Weekend festivities the weekend of February 1.


Crimson/Navy Fall World Series to be Played This Week

The annual Crimson/Navy Fall World Series will begin Wednesday and continue on Friday and Saturday.


Lions Seek WCC Tournament Berth, Senior Day Sunday

LMU will open a must-win three game series with Santa Clara on Friday.


Final Midweek Brings UC Santa Barbara to Page Wednesday

LMU will host UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday at 3 p.m.


2014 LMU Baseball Season Preview

Sixth-year head coach Jason Gill previews the 2014 LMU baseball season.


Inside the Lions Post Game presented by MUSCLE MILK

BASE | LMU 5, #26 Oklahoma State 2


2013 Baseball Season Preview

2013 Baseball Season Preview with head coach Jason Gill.


The LMU baseball team held its annual Halloween costume practice on Wednesday.

The LMU baseball team held its annual Halloween costume practice on Wednesday.

10/04/2012 caught up with Head Coach Jason Gill after a practice during fall. caught up with Head Coach Jason Gill after a practice during fall.


BASE | LMU 3, Pepperdine 1

PCH Cup win over Waves


2013 Baseball Alumni Game

2013 Baseball Alumni Game

Former LMU standout left-handed pitcher Benny Bonilla began his second stint on the Lion coaching staff in 2013. Bonilla, who played for the Lions from 1997-2000, served as LMU's pitching coach during the 2007 season.

Bonilla spent the 2011 and 2012 seasons as the Director of Baseball Operations at San Diego State, working on a coaching staff under MLB Hall-of-Famer Tony Gwynn. In that capacity, Bonilla assisted the Aztec coaching staff with all of their administrative needs from travel to academics to tracking recruits.

Prior to arriving at SDSU, Bonilla was an assistant coach at Cal State Los Angeles during the 2009 and 2010 seasons. While there, he worked with the outfielders, coached first base, assisted with recruiting and handled team travel and equipment. Before going to Cal State Los Angeles, Bonilla was an administrative assistant at Cal State Fullerton in 2007-08.

A four-year letterman as a pitcher at LMU, Bonilla received All-West Coast Conference recognition three times in his career. He still holds the LMU single-season winning percentage record after going 9-1 as a senior in 2000.

As a freshman in 1997, he led the Lions in victories (7) before helping guide the Lions to three straight conference championships in 1998, 1999 and 2000.

After graduating from Loyola Marymount, Bonilla signed with the Arizona Diamondbacks and played for two years in the organization.

He began his coaching career at his alma mater, Carlsbad High School (Carlsbad, Calif.), where he was the Associate Head Coach for four seasons. He then joined Mission Hills High School in San Marcos, Calif., as the pitching coach and helped guide the team to the CIF semi-finals in just its second year of existence.

Bonilla earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Loyola Marymount in 2001.


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