BANGOR - After seven seasons and five consecutive conference championships with the Husson University softball team, Amanda Bourgoin has stepped down as the head coach.
Coach Bourgoin earned Coach of the Year honors in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) in 2008 and 2009. Under her leadership, Husson has won the NAC regular season for six straight years (2008–2013). They have won the NAC championship from 2009–2013 and participated in the NCAA tournament each of the last five seasons. The team has amassed an impressive 95-9 conference record in its seven seasons under Bourgoin's leadership.
This season, she led the team to its first ever NCAA Division III Tournament win with a victory over Bridgewater State.
"Amanda has developed our softball program into the best in the NAC, winning five straight conference titles. The program has competed at a very high level regionally. Under her leadership the student-athletes in the program have not only performed on the field but have also achieved great success in the classroom. We thank her for her hard work and dedication in building a winning tradition," said Interim Athletic Director Warren Caruso upon her resignation.
In addition to coaching, Bourgoin teaches classes in Husson's School of Business, and she will continue working at Husson in this capacity. She explained her decision to step away from her coaching role, "since becoming the head coach of the softball program 7 years ago, my family and career have changed and grown. With all of my other responsibilities, both professional and family, I can no longer invest the time that is needed to run a successful program at this level."
Bourgoin added, "I am proud of what we have been able to accomplish here, and I am happy that I can walk away knowing that the program is set up for continued success. I would like to thank Husson for the opportunity I have been given, and give a special thanks to my players who have made my experience so enjoyable."
A nationwide search to find Husson's next head softball coach will begin immediately.
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