Clemson makes women's basketball coach hire


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(USA TODAY Sports-Logan Bowles)
(USA TODAY Sports-Logan Bowles)

Clemson has hired former Florida coach Amanda Butler as its new head women's basketball coach, TigerNet confirmed Thursday.

Clemson's Board of Trustees approved the hiring and contract for the 46-year-old former Florida player in a teleconference Thursday.

Butler coached at her alma mater 10 seasons, making the NCAA Tournament four times and the Women's NIT four times with a 190-136 record overall.

Before Florida, she coached two seasons at Charlotte, going 40-22 and earning Atlantic-10 coach of the year honors and a share of the regular season championship in 2006.

She also served as an assistant coach for USA Basketball's Under-19 World Championship team, which won a gold medal in 2009.

Butler takes over for Audra Smith, who was not retained after a 52-99 run as Clemson's coach (9-70 in ACC play). Butler went 71-85 in SEC action at Florida before she was fired after a 15-16 (5-11 SEC) campaign in the 2016-17 season.

"We have high expectations for all our athletic programs and we need a new direction and fresh perspective in women's basketball," Clemson athletic director Dan Radakovich said in a news release on Smith last month.

Butler is a Mt. Juliet, Tennessee native.



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TigerNet News
spacer The best choice of the 3 finalists I think
T_I_P
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footballmanager
spacer And looks good in Orange
BengalBilly
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RRFTigerFan
spacer She seems like a great hire.
Judge Keller®
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2000®
spacer I agree. Hopefully her strong ties to the Southeast
Judge Keller®
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tigerphils
spacer I'm confused ...
apextiger®
spacer you're not confused, and you are literate...
Knuck®
spacer She is a great hire by Clemson women's basketball standards.
Judge Keller®
spacer Correction: postseason 8 of 10 seasons and NCAA 4 of those.***
Judge Keller®
spacer why not hire someone away from a successful tenure...
Knuck®
spacer Apples and oranges
CoolerThanYou
spacer opinions are like... what?
Knuck®
spacer Re: opinions are like... what?
RRFTigerFan
spacer Ed Zachery
CoolerThanYou
spacer great for her to take a step back and make evaluations
Knuck®
spacer The hiring of coaches for football and women's basketball.
CoolerThanYou
spacer if they are not remotely comparable,
Knuck®
spacer The importance?***
JD404®
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Knuck®
spacer Re: The importance?***
TigerAidan
spacer So, you don't think it's important enough to hire
Knuck®
spacer How do you know she isn't the right coach for us?!?
Judge Keller®
spacer Re: The hiring of coaches for football and women's basketball.
Tigerdug23®
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allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Didn't you mention comprehension?
tiggerz04®
spacer Muschamp coaches football
JD404®
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Knuck®
spacer Re: why not hire someone away from a successful tenure...
RRFTigerFan
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Knuck®
spacer Review your's and
Salty55
spacer My apologies, I should have realized
Knuck®
spacer My apologies, I should have realized
Knuck®
spacer Re: why not hire someone away from a successful tenure...
RRFTigerFan
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Clemalum07®
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tiggerz04®
spacer Bad comparison.
TigerHawk76®
spacer Re: Bad comparison.
JD404®
spacer Time will tell. I hope you’re right.
apextiger®
spacer Re: Time will tell. I hope you’re right.
Tigerdug23®
spacer Then why not hire an accomplished Power 5 winner??***
Tiger5
spacer I think we did hire an accomplished power 5 winner.
Judge Keller®
spacer Uhhh...no...it's not !!!***
BigCUFan®
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allorangeallthetime52®
spacer All these years later and Jim Davis' record is still much better
apextiger®
spacer Davis was 8-20 in his last season at Clemson***
T_I_P
spacer One terrible year ...
apextiger®
spacer I know***
T_I_P
spacer We were 39-47 his last three years in Clemson.
Judge Keller®
spacer Yes, as you say ... “It seemed like” time for a change, but
apextiger®
spacer what's weird is that McKinley
T_I_P
spacer I admit to not knowing details about Coach Davis's tenure
Judge Keller®
spacer Re: Davis was 8-20 in his last season at Clemson*** Is
kerigantoo®
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kelley21®
spacer Decision to fire Davis was a stupid decision with a terrible
Tiger5
spacer i don't understand "political correctness" in this situation
Knuck®
spacer No proof, but that was my personal conclusion.
apextiger®
spacer You mean other than losing more games than he won
Judge Keller®
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apextiger®
spacer I'm guessing none, because the PC Police have overtaken
Judge Keller®
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Clemalum07®
spacer Time to "move on" ? I agree ...
apextiger®
spacer Easy with the "Most of us" statement
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Joe21®
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CoolerThanYou
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Tigerdug23®
spacer Congratulations Amanda we look forward to you leading
HumbleServant®
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GSCtiger
spacer I think I'm going to start going to more WBB games next fall
BengalBilly
spacer Dang guys..give the woman a chance...
walrus
spacer Tough break CoachMac...maybe next time***
CM Shack
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