The Florida Gators have found the new head coach for it’s women’s basketball program. After the reports of NBA assistant coach Becky Hammon turning down Florida’s offer, athletic director Scott Stricklin has turned to (former) Belmont head coach Cameron Newbauer.
Newbauer, 38, has spent the last four years as the Bruins head coach after more than a decade as an assitant coach.
Newbauer isn’t unfamiliar with the SEC as he was an assistant coach with the Georgia men’s basketball team for three years before becoming an assistant on the Bulldogs women’s team in 2008.
Newbauer has guided the Bruins to a 79-49 record and two NCAA appearances. Belmont was 27-5 including 16-0 in the Ohio Valley Conference. Belmont nearly upset Kentucky in the opening game of the Women’s NCAA Tournament.