Auburn hires Arizona State's Clint Myers as its new softball coach

Auburn University has hired Arizona State's Clint Myers as its new head softball coach. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

Auburn softball has landed a championship-caliber head coach.

After guiding the Arizona State softball program to two NCAA national championships and seven Women's College World Series appearances, Clint Myers has decided to try his hand in the SEC, accepting an offer to become the Tigers' new head coach.

"The goal was to find a proven winner who could help us compete for championships," Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs said. "We could not have found a coach who better fits that criteria than Clint Myers, who has consistently reached the pinnacle of success in college softball."

Myers led Arizona State to national titles in 2008 and 2011 and went 427-102 in eight seasons with the Sun Devils.

"I am very excited to begin what I expect to be a challenging, rewarding and fulfilling life change with my move to become the head softball coach at Auburn University," Myers said in a release. "This opportunity to coach with my family and to become part of what I feel is a total community family in the town of Auburn was one I absolutely could not pass up."

Myers takes over for Tina Deese, who was fired in May.

Auburn softball has reached an NCAA regional in eight of the past 10 seasons.