Clint Myers hired to Coach at Auburn
June 14, 2013
From Auburn Media Relations---Clint Myers, who led Arizona State to two NCAA
Championships, has been named Auburn softball’s second head coach in program
history, Director of Athletics Jay Jacobs announced Friday. In eight years at
the helm of the Sun Devil program, Myers took seven trips to the Women’s
College World Series.
Myers captained the Sun Devils to
national titles in 2008 and 2011 and made the trip to Oklahoma City seven times
in eight years. In his only miss of the WCWS, he took ASU to an NCAA Super
Regional. Under his guidance, ASU has averaged 53 wins per season, including
60-plus wins twice. He became the third coach in Sun Devil softball history to
amass 400 victories.
“I am very excited to begin what I expect to be a challenging,
rewarding and fulfilling life change with my move to become the Head Softball
Coach at Auburn University,” Myers said.
“This opportunity to coach with my family and to become part of what I feel is
a total community family in the town of Auburn was one I absolutely could not
pass up. Thank you for giving me and my
family this “Alabama Adventure”. We hope
that you will enjoy the ride with us for years to come.”
The Bismarck, N.D.,
native has also led his teams to great success off the field, twice being
honored in the top 10 percent in APR scores among NCAA softball teams. ASU
softball was recognized for the four-year cohort ending in 2010-11 and 2009-10,
with a 2011 compiled score of 998.
"When we began our search for a new softball coach, the goal was
to find a proven winner who could help us compete for championships,"
Director of Athletics Jay Jacobs said. "We
could not have found a coach who better fits that criteria than Clint Myers,
who has consistently reached the pinnacle of success in college softball.
Anytime you can hire a coach who has won two National Championships and been to
the Women's College World Series seven out of eight years, it's obviously a
huge win for your program. No less important is the fact that Coach Myers'
student-athletes have also been consistent winners in the classroom. I am
delighted to welcome Coach Myers and his wife, Katie, to the Auburn family. One
of the things I learned about Coach Myers during this process is how important
family is to him. That will make him a great fit at Auburn."
Prior to his stint at ASU, Myers
spent 19 highly successful years coaching Central Arizona College’s baseball
and softball teams. From 1996-2005, he was the head baseball coach where he
took the Vaqueros’ to the Junior College World Series twice, winning the NJCAA
National Championship in 2002. Myers posted a 406-192 record (.678 winning
pct.) at Central Arizona College and earned the NJCAA Coach of the Year award in
From 1987-95, Myers built a record of 481-43 (.917 winning pct.) as the
skipper of the softball team. With softball, he won six national titles
including a string of five straight from 1988-1992. He was named the NJCAA
national coach of the year on six occasions. Myers was also selected as the
National Softball Coaches Association (NSCA) regional and National Coach of the
Year in 1990, 1991 and 1992.
Myers was inducted into
the NJCAA Softball Hall of Fame in 1998 and the Arizona Softball Foundation
Hall of Fame in 2001.
A 1976 graduate of
Arizona State, Myers was a member of the Sun Devil baseball team from 1970-73
and played on the College World Series runner-up squads in 1972 and 1973. He
was later selected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the third round of the 1973
Major League Draft.
Myers and his wife, Katie, have two sons, Casey and Corey. They also have
three grandchildren; grandsons, Cole and Christian, and granddaughter, Carlee.