The Lake Highland baseball program is proud to produce student-athletes who represent future leaders in our community. Teaching the “Game of Life” through baseball allows our players to build personal relationships that last a lifetime, while experiencing adversity and success.
Our outstanding academic and athletic prowess has helped numerous LHP student-athletes achieve the goal of playing at both the collegiate and professional levels. While competing in difficult Class 5A District 8, Highlanders continue to excel into the FHSAA Tournament year after year
Lake Highland Athletic Complex (LHAC)
This outdoor natural grass facility encompasses Frontline Field, O’Meara Family Softball Field, six regulation tennis courts, an auxiliary sports field and is the training location for our nationally-acclaimed Archery team. The auxiliary sports field hosts practice sessions for boys and girls lacrosse as well as boys and girls soccer. An integral component of our facilities, the LHAC provides our athletes a first-class practice and game experience.
Home to the Highlander Baseball team, Frontline Field is located inside the Lake Highland Athletic Complex. This natural grass facility with a sand infield provides an ideal environment for a baseball game any time of the year.
Highlander Strength & Conditioning Facility
Located inside Weng Family Gymnasium, our 3,700-square-foot Strength & Conditioning Facility at Lake Highland is second to none. Equipped with seven platforms for Olympic style lifts, three squat rack platforms, free weights, assisted lift machines, a total body jungle, and a designated area for cardio machines, our Strength & Conditioning Facility is open weekdays from 6:30am - 6pm for student-athletes with coach supervision. Athletes, Highlander parents, and LHP employees can focus on their physical fitness here.
Randy O'NealVarsity Head CoachCoach O’Neal brings impressive experience and expertise to our baseball program, having played Major League Baseball for seven seasons. A right-handed pitcher, Coach O’Neal achieved the pinnacle of success as an MLB Player – a World Series Championship with the Detroit Tigers and a National League Championship with the St. Louis Cardinals. Coach O’Neal also played for the San Francisco Giants, the Philadelphia Phillies, and the Atlanta Braves during his professional MLB career.
In addition to his career as a pro, Coach O’Neal is an award-winning and record-setting high school baseball coach. Some of his accolades include Orange County Coach of the Year, Metro Conference Coach of the Year and 3 National Tournament titles. Had a career record of 149-43 in 7 seasons while winning 3 National Invitational Tournament titles.
Joining the Highlanders in 2014, Coach O’Neal set a school record of 22 wins in a season, and led the Highlanders to district and regional-qualifying tournaments.
Robert KingVarsity Assistant CoachCoach King joined LHP in 2018. Prior to his time as a Highlander, he coached baseball at Winter Park High School for 32 years with a record of 597-320. Coach King was inducted into WPHS’s hall of fame in 2016.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, Coach King was a collegiate athlete, playing at – and graduating from – St. Francis College in his hometown. He earned his master’s degree in Health Education from Nova Southeastern University, and he is a Navy veteran, serving for four years in Orlando.
Bruno CicottiVarsity Assistant CoachCoach Cicotti joined the Highlanders after 17 years of coaching high school baseball in Central Florida and 5 years of collegiate-level coaching in California. Had 14 players sign professional contracts.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Coach Cicotti played baseball as a starting pitcher at UCLA and graduated with a master’s degree in Education from UCLA. Coach Cicotti also served in the U.S. Navy on USS Essex in San Diego.
Doug DemareeVarsity Assistant Coach