LSU Soccer coaches step down

LSU's co-head women's soccer coaches George and Danielle Fotopoulos have resigned, director of athletics Skip Bertman announced on Thursday.

George Fotopoulos just completed his fifth season as coach of the Tigers, a span that saw LSU post a 52-39-8 mark. George was joined by his wife Danielle as co-head coaches for the 2004 season.

In their first season serving as co-head coaches, the Fotopoulos' guided the Tigers to a 8-11-1 mark. LSU failed to reach the eight-team Southeastern Conference Tournament for the second straight year and for the third time in four seasons.

"We appreciate everything that George and Danielle have done for LSU during the time that they've been a part of the program," Bertman said. "We wish them both the best of luck in the future."

George Fotopoulos took over the LSU soccer program in 2000, leading the Tigers to a 15-6 record and a berth in the SEC Tournament. The Tigers finished 7-8-3 and placed sixth in the SEC Western Division in 2001 and then followed that with a 12-5-3 mark in 2002. Following a sixth place finish in the SEC Western Division in 2003, Danielle joined George as a co-head coach for the 2004 season.

"First of all, I would like to thank the players and fans for their support," George Fotopoulos said. "I think the players that have come through the program over the past five years should be proud of what they accomplished.

"I would also like to thank Skip Bertman, Judy Southard, the LSU Athletic Department, and my assistant Ricky Zambrano, who has been incredibly loyal and has worked extremely hard. I wish LSU the best."

Bertman said LSU will begin an immediate search for its next women's soccer coach.

Tiger Blitz Top Stories