Clint Myers Retires as Head Coach of Auburn Softball
Clint Myers congratulates Casey McCrackin after hitting a home run during the 2017 NCAA Auburn Super Regional on May 26 at Jane B. Moore Field (Photo: Auburn Athletics/Dakota Sumpter)
Auburn Softball will immediately begin the search for a new head coach after the sudden retirement of Clint Myers on Wednesday evening.
"After 40 years of coaching and reflecting on the importance of spending quality time with my wife, my children, and my grandchildren, I have decided to retire from a sport that I love dearly and which has brought so much joy to me,” said Myers in a release to the media.
In four short seasons, Myers has turned Auburn into an SEC power after leading the Tigers to two SEC Tournament titles and four playoff appearances that include hosting three straight NCAA Super Regionals, and two trips to the Women's College World Series.
Prior to taking over as head coach at Auburn, Myers led his alma mater, Arizona State, to 429 wins and two Women's College World Series championships in eight seasons; winning over 50 games in six of those seasons.
"I have had the chance to coach many great student-athletes. I have seen them grow to be outstanding contributors to society," said Myers. "My time in coaching has been a source of great pride. I appreciate the opportunity to coach at Auburn and am proud of our successes. I know the program has a bright future. The community, and group of fans have been incredible and I have truly appreciated their support. Auburn is a special place.”
Auburn Athletics Director, Jay Jacobs, was pleased with the success of Myers during his time at Auburn.
"I am very proud of the many great accomplishments our student-athletes have achieved during Coach Myers tenure at Auburn. The foundation for ongoing success is here because of Coach Myers love of Auburn and his desire to see this program reach a level of success that it had never seen before."
Myers leaves Auburn with a record of 205-54-1, and an overall NCAA Softball Head Coaching record of 634-156-1.