HAMMOND, La. – NFCA Hall of Famer (’05) and former LSU and Louisiana-Lafayette head coach Yvette Girouard will be inducted into the Louisiana Softball Hall of Fame on Oct. 29, announced the ASA/USA Softball of Louisiana organization.
Girouard is one of 12 inductees that will be recognized and put into the hall at 5 p.m. at the New Orleans Airport-Crowne Plaza Hotel. Tickets are available for purchase for the event for $35 at usasoftball.net or by calling (985) 507-0092.
A pioneer of the game and one of the most successful coaches in NCAA Division I college softball history, Yvette Girouard retired from Louisiana State University at the end of the 2011 season with a 1,285-421-1 career record. Her 1,285 career victories are the fourth-most wins of any coach, retired or active, in NCAA softball history.
She left coaching with 30 consecutive winning seasons, nine conference championships and 10 national top 10 finishes, while leading teams to NCAA regionals 20 times and the Women’s College World Series (WCWS) five times. She became just the third coach in NCAA history to steer two programs to the WCWS when she guided LSU during the 2001 and 2004 seasons and the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette) to a trio of WCWS appearances in the 1990’s. Her highest finishes were third place in the 1993, 2001 and 2004 national championships.
The Broussard, Louisiana, can now add Louisiana Softball Hall of Fame member to her illustrious list of accomplishments, which includes a recent induction into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and her 2005 NFCA induction.
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