Western Michigan's Trout announces retirement

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Cindy Trout, women’s head golf coach at Western Michigan, has announced her retirement.

Trout has been the head coach since the program’s inception in 1998-99 season.

"We cannot thank Cindy enough for her 16 years of dedication to Western Michigan Athletics and the Bronco women's golf team," Western Michigan Director of Athletics Kathy Beauregard said in a release. "She built this program from the ground up and leaves it in great position to have success in the very near future."

"I was given the opportunity 16 years ago to start this program and I am very proud of that as well as what we have been able to accomplish during that time. We set clear goals for this past season and were not able to attain them. I think it is the appropriate time to step aside, announce my retirement and make way for a new leader of this program," Trout said in the school's release.

"I feel like this program is being left in very capable hands with the six student-athletes returning in 2014-15 as well as the two incoming freshmen. I feel they are in a good place and know they will continue to strive toward their ultimate competitive goal of a MAC Championship. I wish them all the best in the coming years."

In her 16-year career, the Broncos captured 15 team titles, including a runner-up finish at the Mid-American Conference Championship in 2004 while earning MAC Coach of the Year honors. She also boasted 14 All-MAC selections.

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