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Florida fires Amanda Butler after 10 years

The Gators will no longer be led by Amanda Butler.

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Florida announced today they have fired head coach Amanda Butler after 10 years of leading the program.

Scott Stricklin, the new athletic director told the media:

Amanda obviously loves the University of Florida. She worked tirelessly trying to grow this program and help it achieve consistent success, and her efforts will always be appreciated. These decisions are always difficult, and more so in this instance because of the person Amanda is and how well she is liked throughout our department.

This past season the Gators finished 5-11 in conference play. In her tenure, Butler had an overall record of 190-137 and 71-85 in conference play.

“We will immediately begin the process of finding a new women's basketball coach. I believe this program has the resources and support to achieve sustained success and compete for championships,” stated Stricklin.

Butler had been coaching at Florida since April of 2007, after serving as head coach for two seasons with Charlotte. She played for the Gators back in 1990-1994 as well.

"I appreciate the opportunity that was given to me as a young head coach to return to my alma mater, a place I love and where I developed many special relationships and memories. The future is bright for the program," Butler told the media.