POSTED: Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 6:02pm
UPDATED: Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 6:05pm
BATON ROUGE, La (NBC33) —
LSU has re-opened its search for a new softball coach after Patrick Murphy reneged on his decision to coach the Tigers, Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Joe Alleva announced Sunday.
“I am very disappointed in Patrick’s decision after he had committed to be our head coach,” said Alleva. “I am especially disappointed for the young women on our team to whom he gave every indication he was in this for the long haul. We will use this opportunity to find a coach who will be the right leader for our student-athletes, who will wear the purple and gold with pride and will lead the softball program with integrity.”