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Amanda Butler fired as UF women's basketball coach

Florida athletics director Scott Stricklin announced Monday afternoon that after 10 years as the head women's basketball coach at UF, Amanda Butler will not return to the court next season.

Butler finished with a 190-137 record during her tenure and finished with a losing record in two of the last three seasons.

“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,” Stricklin said. “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."

The Gators earned four NCAA tournament bids, advancing to the second round three times.

The highest finish in SEC play for UF in the last 10 years was a tie for fourth in 2008-09 and in 2015-16.

“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,” Butler said. “The future is bright for the program.”

Stricklin said the search for a new head coach will begin immediately.

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