LSU head softball coach Yvette Girouard will retire following the 2011 season, with over 30 years of coaching, and over 1,200 career victories to her credit. Matt Dunaway, of, has the story, below.

LSU head coach Yvette Girouard

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LSU softball coach Yvette Girouard has announced her retirement from coaching Friday effective at the end of the 2011 season.

A pioneer of the game and one of the greatest coaches in softball history, the 2005 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Hall of Fame inductee has racked up 1,257 victories to rank second all-time in NCAA history.