After eight years as the head softball coach at Arizona State University, where he won two national championships, Clint Myers announced on June 14 that he is leaving Tempe, Ariz. for Auburn, Ala. to coach the Auburn Tigers.
Since 2006, Myers helped the Sun Devils to Women's College World Series titles in 2008 and 2011, with the latter under pitching by then-phenom freshman Dallas Escobedo. They have never been runner-up's.
The Sun Devils made seven appearances in eight years at the WCWS, finishing 14-10. This year, they earned another spot, initially sweeping the regionals 3-0 and super regionals 2-0 before losing to Texas in the opening game and eventually being eliminated in the double-elimination loser's bracket by Michigan.
Myers earned his 400th career win this season and will be departing the Sun Devils with a 427-102 record, third on the all-time wins list for ASU, and 113-59 in Pac-12 play. Myers was the third coach in program history, following Mary Littlewood and Linda Wells.
ASU softball has finished in the Top 10 in the polls in seven of his last eight years, this season placing seventh with a final record of 50-12 and 16-8 in the Pac-12.
Under his teachings, 19 players have been named All-Americans, 13 of which were first-team AA. He's also helped with 11 Academic All-Americans, 21 first-team all-conference selections, 37 conference players of the week, four conference players of the year, and was honored as the Pac-10 Coach of the Year twice.
A note from Clint Myers to the ASU Athletic Staff:
"I wanted you to know that the Myers family has decided to make a move. I have been named the new head Softball Coach for the Auburn Tigers. This was a family decision... the reason being, my sons will be coaching with me at this new position. I am thrilled that in the final years of my coaching career that I will be able to mentor and help my sons to start their own college coaching careers. I can only hope that my sons will have the success and wonderful experiences and memories that my family has had while coaching at ASU for the past eight seasons. Wow... LOTS of great memories!!! I am very sad to say good bye, but I am also VERY EXCITED for this amazing opportunity."
On an ASU-related note, junior catcher Amber Freeman, Pac-12 Player of the Year, was just named one of 18 softball players to earn a spot on the USA Softball Women's National Team, which will compete in three events this summer in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.