Syracuse Athletics announced this morning that Head Softball Coach Leigh Ross would be leaving the program to pursue other opportunities.
"It is time for the next chapter for me and my family," Ross said. "My passion for the game remains strong and I intend to remain involved in this great sport, however, for the immediate future, I want to spend more time with Jared and Teagan as they finish high school and move on to the next phase in their lives. Syracuse will hold a special place in our heart and we are appreciative for the time we enjoyed in Central New York."
Interim Athletic Director Pete Sala announced that assistant coach Mike Bosch is the interim head coach.
At the helm of the program since 2006, Ross led Syracuse to a 276-216 record, along with the best season in program history (2011, 45-13) and highest finish in Big East/ACC Conference play. (3rd Place twice). In 2011, she was named part of the Big East Coaching Staff of the Year. Ross was only the second coach in SU softball history.
Ross is engaged to ESPN personality Dan Dakich, who has a radio show based out of Indiana.
There is now just one woman head coach on Syracuse's coaching staff, Field Hockey head coach Ange Bradley.