SAGU women’s soccer head coach Mandy Fortner announced her resignation after five years.

SAGU athletic director Jesse Godding said, "The contribution of Coach Fortner to SAGU Women’s Soccer is inestimable. She has demonstrated the resolve and motivation to build a competitive soccer program and while doing so never wavered in her beliefs regarding the core values of her program. Not only is her perseverance demonstrated in the recent success of the soccer program, but also in the dozens of players' lives that she impacted.”

When Fortner first arrived on campus she started as the assistant coach under Jeremy Tosaya and then Tim Grant. Fortner’s last season, she led the women's soccer team to the winningest record in school history going 9-11 overall and 3-6 in the Sooner Athletic Conference.

It was the 2015 season that will be one of the most memorable for Fortner, “This past season was a blast. We were so close in so many big games. We broke many records and the team had a lot of fun!” Fortner believes the team will continue to excel in the years to come.

Fortner added, “I am so grateful for the opportunity to be in a position where I could invest myself into the lives of young student-athletes. I have been blessed by it and will never forget all of the wonderful moments I have shared with my team. Besides being a mother and wife, this is the best job a person could have. I have been blessed.”

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