March 6, 1972 |
Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|1997–2001||Austin Peay (Asst.)|
|2003–2005||Charlotte (Assoc. HC)|
|Head coaching record|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|Atlantic 10 regular season (2006)|
|Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year (2006)|
Amanda Kay Butler (born March 6, 1972) is an American college basketball coach and former player. Butler was most recently the head coach of the Florida Gators women's basketball team of the University of Florida.
Amanda Butler was born in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee in 1972. She attended Mt. Juliet High School, graduating in 1990. 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.
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. She was fired on March 6, 2017, her 45th birthday.
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.
Head coaching record
|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 (.645)||22–8 (.733)|
|Florida Gators (Southeastern Conference) (2007–Present)|
|2007–08||Florida||19–14||6–8||T–7th||WNIT Third Round|
|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 Third Round|
|2011–12||Florida||20–13||8–8||8th||NCAA Second Round|
|2013–14||Florida||20–13||8–8||5th||NCAA Second round|
|2015–16||Florida||22–9||10–6||T–4th||NCAA First Round|
|Florida:||190–136 (.581)||71–85 (.455)|
National champion Postseason invitational champion
- Florida Gators
- History of the University of Florida
- List of University of Florida alumni
- University Athletic Association
- "Women's Basketball Coaches Career". NCAA. Retrieved 30 Sep 2015.
- "Florida fires women's hoops coach Butler". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2017-03-07.
- GatorZone.com, Women's Basketball, Coaching & Support Staff, Amanda Butler. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
- "Amanda Butler Resigns As Women's Basketball Coach". UNC Charlotte. April 13, 2007. Retrieved May 14, 2013.
- "SEVENTH FIBA WOMEN'S U19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP -- 2009". USA Basketball. Retrieved May 15, 2013.