all scores

Coach Cam Newbauer resigns from Florida basketball program


Florida announced Friday that women’s basketball coach Cam Newbauer has stepped down for “personal reasons.”

The move comes just six weeks after Newbauer signed a three-year extension.

“After much reflection, my family and I have come to the difficult decision to step away,” Newbauer said in a statement. “Gator Nation and the Gainesville community have accepted me, my wife Sarah and our three daughters from the day we arrived.

Florida hired Newbauer away from Belmont in March 2017, with the hope that he would turn around the school’s only sport to never win a conference championship. In his four years, Newbauer led the Gators to records of 46-71 overall and 15-47 in SEC play and zero NCAA Tournament appearances.

His departure comes two days after leading scorer Lavender Briggs entered the transfer portal.

Kelly Rae Finley will serve as the interim head coach for the 2021-22 season.