ROCHESTER, Mich. – Connie Miner has resigned as Oakland University softball coach, announced by Senior Associate AD Marshall Foley on Monday. Miner led the Golden Grizzlies over the last five seasons, including the program’s first-ever Horizon League title in 2015.
“I am resigning to pursue other coaching opportunities and to continue my private Connie Miner Softball School of Excellence,” said Miner. “This will enable me to be nearer to my parents and family.”
Miner guided the Golden Grizzlies to their third NCAA tournament appearance in 2015 after capturing Horizon League regular season and tournament titles. The 27 wins that season ranks third in program history and Miner earned Horizon League Coach of the Year accolades.
“I want to thank Connie for hard work and dedication to the softball program,” said Foley. “We wish her the best in the future as she explores other opportunities.”
Oakland posted a record of 83-127-1 (.396) over Miner’s five seasons as head coach. The 83 wins is the second-most in program history.
Oakland will immediately begin a national search for its next head softball coach.