Softball coach Beth Torina sets LSU record for games coached

Softball coach Beth Torina sets LSU record for games coached
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Beth Torina is now officially the longest tenured head coach in LSU softball history.

Torina passed ex-coach Yvette Girouard’s program record for games coached on Friday night against Mississippi State. But on Saturday night, she coached her milestone 700th game in Baton Rouge, affording her an opportunity to reflect on her 12 seasons at the helm.

“I think it’s cool to think about the legacy that coach Girouard left here too,” Torina said. “I think she is softball in the state of Louisiana. She built this. So I think we’re still standing on such a solid foundation that she left even 700 games later.”

Torina’s career record is 486-214 (.694). Under her direction, LSU has made four trips to the College World Series — in 2012, 2015, 2016 and 2017. In 2015 and 2021, she was named the Louisiana Coach of the Year. After LSU’s win Saturday night, Torina credited her success to the players she’s coached.

“All the women that played in those 700,” she said. “They’re the story. They’re incredible.”

Girouard coached LSU from 2001-2011, leading the Tigers to a 526-171-1 (.754) record over that span. Her teams went to two College World Series, once in 2001 and again in 2004. And they won three regular-season SEC titles in 2001, 2002 and 2004.

Saturday was also the SEC’s third annual Teal Games, when teams across the conference wore teal uniforms for ovarian cancer awareness. Torina’s mother, Betty Dieter, a 13-year ovarian cancer survivor, threw the first pitch.

“Seeing her name called as a survivor today was emotional,” Torina said. “And really cool, and we decided it was her birthday, she should be the one to throw out the first pitch.”


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