Auburn, Ala. (EETV) - Mickey Dean named Auburn Softball coach by Auburn Director of Athletics Jay Jacobs.
Dean comes from James Madison University where he was the head coach for the past 5 seasons.
“Coach Dean’s accomplishments at JMU are remarkable,” Jacobs said in response to the hiring. “He’s won consistently at every level throughout his career. He’s done it the right way, winning with class and integrity while graduating his student-athletes at a high level. Auburn already has a winning program and we're going to get even better. He’s a great fit for Auburn.”
Dean has coached at the collegiate level for the past 11 years and coached 7 NCAA tournament teams, 1 super regional team, and has won nine conference championships.
He has coached Megan Good, the 2017 National Player of the Year, along with seven all-Americans, 40 all-region honorees, and 76 all-conference players.
“The future is bright for Auburn softball," Dean told Auburn Athletics. "We want the fans to be as excited as we are to come out and watch the program represent them in the highest standing.”
Dean finishes his JMU era with a record of 237-59, which is an 80.9% winning percentage.
Before he was hired at JMU, Dean spent six seasons as the head coach of Radford, taking them to NCAA appearances in 2009,
Dean has also worked on the professional and international level, coaching pitching for the Venezuelan National Team (2002-08) and was the head coach for the Chicago Bandits (2004-10).
This hiring comes on the heels of the retirement of Clint Myers and the allegations of sexual harassment in the softball program.
Auburn Athletics will hold a press conference to introduce Dean on Sunday (Sept. 17), the time is yet to be announced.