Monday, May 25, 2015

Gary Ferrin Retires as LMU Head Coach

Loyola Marymount head coach Gary Ferrin, the program's all-time winningest head coach, has announced his retirement.

Ferrin helmed the Lions for twenty-one seasons and amassed 693 career wins during his tenure. He oversaw and guided the program through three conference changes, as well as a stadium construction project in 2006.

The Lions reached the NCAA tournament twice under Ferrin, recording fifteen winning seasons during his tenure. He earned Pacific Coast Softball Conference Coach of the Year honors three times, in 2005, 2007, and 2011.

Former player and assistant coach Sami Strinz has assumed the role of interim head coach. She is a former head coach herself, and has been thought to be the coach-in-waiting for the Lions. A permanent replacement head coach has not yet been named.

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