Amanda Butler

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Amanda Butler
Sport(s) Women's basketball
Current position
Title Head coach
Team Florida
Record 145–96 (.602)
Biographical details
Born (1972-03-06) March 6, 1972 (age 42)
Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
Playing career
1990–1994 Florida
Position(s) Guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1994–1997
1997–2001
2001–2003
2003–2005
2005–2007
2007–present
Florida (Asst.)
Austin Peay (Asst.)
Charlotte (Asst.)
Charlotte (Assoc. HC)
Charlotte
Florida
Head coaching record
Overall 185–118 (.611)
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
Atlantic 10 (2006)
Awards
Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year (2006)

Amanda Butler (born March 6, 1972) is an American college basketball coach and former player. Butler is the current head coach of the Florida Gators women's basketball team of the University of Florida.

Career[edit]

Amanda Butler was born in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee in 1972. She attended Mt. Juliet High School, graduating in 1990.[1] She was recruited to play for the University of Florida by the Gators' head coach, Carol Ross, and started at guard for four years. After finishing her playing career in 1994, she transitioned into coaching. Her first coaching job was as an assistant coach was at Florida, where she continued her education with a master of science degree in exercise and sport science in 1997. After leaving her job with Florida in 1997, she coached at Austin Peay from 1997 to 2001, and served as the associate head coach for former Charlotte head coach Katie Meier from 2001 to 2005.

Butler became the sixth head coach of the Charlotte 49ers women's basketball program on April 19, 2005. She was named Atlantic 10 Conference Coach of the Year after twenty wins and a share of the regular season championship in her first year as coach.[2]

After Carolyn Peck was released as the Gators head coach following the 2006–07 season, Butler returned to her alma mater as the new head coach of the Gators women's basketball program on April 13, 2007.

USA Basketball[edit]

In 2009, Butler served as an assistant coach to the U19 team, and competed in the FIBA Women's U19 World Championship. The USA lost the opening round game against Spain 90–86, but then went on to win their next eight games. In the quarterfinals, the USA team faced France, which held an eight point lead late in the second half, but the USA team took back the lead and won by eleven to advance to the semifinals. After beating Canada in the semifinals, they had a rematch against Spain, for the championship. This time the USA jumped out to an early lead, with a score of 33–16 at the end of the first quarter. The USA went on to win 87–71 to win the gold medal.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Charlotte 49ers (Atlantic 10 Conference) (2005–2007)
2005–06 Charlotte 21–9 13–3 T–1st WNIT Second Round
2006–07 Charlotte 19–13 9–5 T–4th WNIT Second Round
Charlotte: 40–22 22–8
Florida Gators (Southeastern Conference) (2007–Present)
2007–08 Florida 19–14 6–8 T–7th WNIT Round of 16
2008–09 Florida 24–8 9–5 T–4th NCAA Second Round
2009–10 Florida 15–17 7–9 T–7th WNIT Second Round
2010–11 Florida 20–15 7–9 8th WNIT Round of 16
2011–12 Florida 20–13 8–8 8th NCAA Second Round
2012–13 Florida 22–15 6–10 T–8th WNIT Semifinals
2013–14 Florida 20–13 8–8 5th NCAA Second round
2014–15 Florida 5–1 0–0
Florida: 145–96 51–57
Total: 185–118

      National champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GatorZone.com, Women's Basketball, Coaching & Support Staff, Amanda Butler. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  2. ^ "Amanda Butler Resigns As Women's Basketball Coach". UNC Charlotte. April 13, 2007. Retrieved May 14, 2013. 
  3. ^ "SEVENTH FIBA WOMEN'S U19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP -- 2009". USA Basketball. Retrieved May 15, 2013. 

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