Vigness, who was the dean of Creighton coaches even before men’s basketball coach Dana Altman left in April and men’s soccer coach Bob Warming left last month, was only the second-ever coach in the 34-year history of the softball program. He won 553 games with the Jays, won six Missouri Valley Conference Tournament titles, six MVC regular-season titles and made seven appearances in the NCAA Tournament.
Though Altman and Warming often received the most attention and recognition, Vigness was arguably the most successful of the three. Regardless, Creighton Athletic Director Bruce Rasmussen will immediately begin a “nationwide search” to replace his third coach in less than three months.
After the hiring of Creighton men’s golf coach Chris Wiemers and Creighton cross country coach Chas Davis last summer, this will be the Jays’ fifth new coach in a little over a year after going about six years with absolutely no turnover in the head coaching ranks.