LSU head coach Yvette Girouard recently became just the fifth coach in NCAA Division I history to reach 1,000 career wins.
With an 8-3 win over Arkansas, Girouard joined Fresno State’s Margie Wright, Florida State’s JoAnne Graf, Iowa’s Gayle Blevins and Arizona’s Mike Candrea – all who are still among the coaching ranks. Former Augustana head coach Sandy Jerstad also reached the milestone on the Division II level.
"This means you have filled out a lot of lineup cards," Girouard said of reaching the milestone. "Obviously no one does this by themselves. It takes coaches, it takes players, it takes parents, it takes the administration and it takes someone giving me this job and sticking with us for 25 years, everything comes into play."
Girouard is only one of three coaches to take two teams to the Women’s College World Series. In addition to leading LSU to two WCWS appearances in the last four years, Girouard also led Louisiana-Lafayette to the final eight.
Currently in her 25th season as a collegiate head coach, Girouard will be inducted into the NFCA Hall of Fame this December at the NFCA National Convention in Orlando.