POSTED: Friday, March 4, 2011 - 3:02pm
UPDATED: Friday, March 4, 2011 - 4:17pm
BATON ROUGE (NBC33) - LSU softball coach Yvette Girouard announced she will retire following the 2011 season on Friday. Girouard is currently the second winningest active Division I head coach with 1,257 victories.
Girouard has coached five teams to the Women's College World Series - three at her alma-mater Louisiana-Lafayette and two at LSU.
“There comes a time during every coach’s career when it’s time to walk away from the game. It’s been a joy to come to work every day, and be a part of the LSU family. My last 11 seasons as a Tiger has been heaven after having been given the opportunity to spend 20 glorious years at my alma mater Louisiana-Lafayette. The career of Yvette Girouard isn’t about me. It’s about the players, coaches, parents and families that I’ve been blessed to come in contact with. I want to thank my family which has been with me every step of the way. I’m proud to leave LSU with a Taj Mahal type softball facility, phenomenal fans and look forward to a future with many more championships to be won,” Girouard said in a press release by the LSU Sports Information department.