BREAKING: Clint Myers retires as Auburn softball head coach

AUBURN, Ala. — Clint Myers has retired as Auburn softball’s head coach after four seasons with the program.

The announcement came Wednesday evening in a release from the athletic department. Myers went 205-54-1 at Auburn, winning back-to-back SEC Tournament titles and posting back-to-back trips to the Women’s College World Series in 2015 and 2016.

Myers released a statement on his retirement:

“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. I have had the chance to coach many great student-athletes. I have seen them grow to be outstanding contributors to society. 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 athletic director Jay Jacobs issued his own statement on Myers’ announcement Wednesday:

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. Looking forward, we will continue to support our softball team in every way possible so as to ensure their continued success on and off the field of play.”

Auburn will begin its search for a new head coach immediately.

SEC Country will update this post.

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