Larabee Steps Down As Softball Coach
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Mike Larabee has resigned from his position as the head women’s softball coach at the University of Arkansas it was announced on Sunday by Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long.
“This evening I accepted the resignation of Coach Mike Larabee from his position as our head softball coach,” Long said. “I want to thank Mike and his staff for their hard work and dedication to the Razorback program and to our softball student-athletes. I am appreciative of their efforts on behalf of the University of Arkansas.
“Over the past six seasons, while we have seen some success, we have not made the progress necessary to compete and win in the Southeastern Conference and on a national level. With Bogle Park, one of the premier softball facilities in the nation, the growing popularity of SEC softball and the comprehensive student-athlete experience afforded to all Razorback student-athletes, the University of Arkansas has much to offer to prospective student-athletes both on and off the field. Those same attributes will assist in our efforts to identify a head coach who can help us attain our goals of competing for SEC championships and consistently competing in the NCAA Tournament.”
Long announced a national search for the next head coach of Razorback softball will begin immediately.
Arkansas ended the 2015 season with a 16-37 record (1-23 SEC). In his six seasons with the Razorbacks, Larabee posted a record of 149-181, including a 38-114 record in SEC games. During his tenure, the Razorbacks made two appearances in the NCAA Tournament.
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