An era nears its end

Sports

POSTED: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 8:52pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 12:31am

Yvette Girouard's 31-year coaching career is nearing its end. After pondering retirement for the past three seasons the Broussard, Louisiana native is calling 2011 her last. She is currently one of the top five winningest coaches all-time in Division I history. She helped mold 41 All-Americans during her time on the softball diamond and her legacy is not soon to be forgotten.

HEAD COACHING CAREER
Lafayette High School (1977-80)
Comeaux High School (1980)
Louisiana-Lafayette (1981-2000)
LSU (2001-present)

NATIONAL HONORS
2005 National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame Inductee
2001 NFCA National Coaching Staff of the Year
1990, 1993 NFCA National Coach of the Year
Seven-Time NFCA South Region Coach of the Year
Second-Winningest Active Division I Coach
Third-Winningest All-Time Division I Coach
Fifth-Best Winning Percentage Among Active Division I Coaches
Fifth-Best All-Time Division I Winning Percentage

POSTSEASON ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Five Women's College World Series Appearances
One of Three Coaches to Lead Two Programs to the WCWS
19 NCAA Regional Appearances
10 National Top 10 Finishes

CONFERENCE HONORS
2001, 2002, 2006 Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year
2000 Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year
1984, 1985, 1987 Southland Conference Coach of the Year
Nine Conference Championships (UL-Lafayette was Independent from 1988-1999)

STATE HONORS
13-Time Louisiana Coach of the Year
2002 Louisiana Softball Coaches Association Hall of Fame Inductee
2008 New Iberia Recreation Department Softball Hall of Fame Inductee
St. Cecilia School Hall of Fame Inductee

OTHER ACCOMPLISHMENTS
29-Straight Winning Seasons
41 All-Americans
16 Academic All-Americans

Comments News Comments

Post new Comment