1954 (age 63–64)|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
Early life and education
Born in Broussard, Louisiana, Girouard grew up in nearby Lafayette and graduated from Ovey Comeaux High School in 1972. She attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana (now the University of Louisiana at Lafayette). A member of the volleyball team from 1972 to 1975, Girouard graduated in 1976 with a B.S. in health and physical education.
Returning to Lafayette, Girouard began the softball program at Lafayette High School in 1977. After three seasons at Lafayette High, Girouard was head coach at her alma mater Comeaux High in 1980 before starting the softball program at Southwestern Louisiana in 1981.
As head coach at Southwestern Louisiana, which became Louisiana–Lafayette in her final season, Girouard had an overall 759-250 record from 1981 to 2000. Her teams advanced to 10 NCAA Tournaments, including three Women's College World Series, finishing third in 1993 and fifth in 1995 and 1996.
Girouard left Louisiana-Lafayette in 2001 to take the reins of the LSU program. She finished her career at LSU with a 526-171-1 record. She led LSU to two Women's College World Series (third-place finishes in 2001 and 2004), three SEC championships (2001, 2002, and 2004), four SEC tournament championships (2001, 2002, 2004, and 2007), and two SEC tournament runner-up finishes (2003 and 2006). Her LSU teams played in seven NCAA tournaments.
Girouard is one of only three coaches to take two teams to the Women's College World Series. She was the National Fastpitch Coaches Association National Coach of the Year in 1990 and 1993; the Southland Conference Coach of the Year in 1984, 1985, and 1987; the Sun Belt Conference Coach of the Year in 2000; and the Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year in 2001, 2002, and 2006. She is also a 13-time winner of Louisiana Coach of the Year. Between her stints at Louisiana-Lafayette and LSU, her career record is 1,285-421-1.
Girouard was inducted into the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame in December 2005 and the Louisiana Softball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in June 2002.
Head coaching record
Source for Southwestern Louisiana/Louisiana–Lafayette:
Source for LSU:
|Southwestern Louisiana Lady Cajuns (Louisiana AIAW) (1981–1982)|
|1982||Southwestern Louisiana||15–13||LAIAW Champions|
|Southwestern Louisiana Lady Cajuns (Southland Conference) (1983–1987)|
|1983||Southwestern Louisiana||22–13||6–2||1st (South)|
|1984||Southwestern Louisiana||28–9||6–2||1st (South)|
|Southwestern Louisiana Lady Cajuns (NCAA Division I independent) (1988–1999)|
|1990||Southwestern Louisiana||44–8||NCAA Regional|
|1991||Southwestern Louisiana||33–10||NCAA Regional|
|1992||Southwestern Louisiana||41–12||NCAA Regional|
|1993||Southwestern Louisiana||57–7||Women's College World Series|
|1994||Southwestern Louisiana||57–5||NCAA Regional|
|1995||Southwestern Louisiana||49–9||Women's College World Series|
|1996||Southwestern Louisiana||46–10||Women's College World Series|
|1997||Southwestern Louisiana||46–18||NCAA Regional|
|1999||Southwestern Louisiana||54–11||NCAA Regional|
|Louisiana–Lafayette Lady Cajuns (Sun Belt Conference) (2000)|
|Southwestern Louisiana /
|759–250 (.752)||44–8 (.846)|
|LSU Tigers (Southeastern Conference) (2001–2011)|
|2001||LSU||59–11||26–4||1st (West)||Women's College World Series|
|2002||LSU||56–11||25–4||1st (West)||NCAA Regional|
|2003||LSU||50–18||20–9||2nd (West)||NCAA Regional|
|2004||LSU||57–12||22–6||1st (West)||Women's College World Series|
|2006||LSU||55–14||22–8||2nd (West)||NCAA Super Regional|
|2007||LSU||55–12||22–6||1st (West)||NCAA Super Regional|
|2008||LSU||44–18||17–11||2nd (West)||NCAA Regional|
|2009||LSU||34–18–1||15–10–1||2nd (West)||NCAA Regional|
|2010||LSU||45–16||20–8||2nd (West)||NCAA Regional|
|2011||LSU||40–18||19–9||2nd (West)||NCAA Regional|
|LSU:||526–171–1 (.754)||220–93–1 (.702)|
Postseason invitational champion
- National Fastpitch Coaches Association Hall of Fame
- List of college softball coaches with 1,000 wins
- "Yvette Girouard". RaginCajuns.com. University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Archived from the original on March 17, 2002. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
- "All-time letterwinners" (PDF), 2018 Louisiana Volleyball History and Records Book, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, p. 7
- "Yvette Girouard". LSU. Retrieved May 20, 2018.
- "NCAA Statistics: Yvette Girouard". Retrieved May 20, 2018.
- 2018 Louisiana Softball History and Records Book (PDF). University of Louisiana at Lafayette. 2018. pp. 24, 29.
- 2018 LSU Softball Media Guide (PDF). Louisiana State University. 2018. p. 77.