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Gators struggled in postseason under Johns

5/27/2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Florida fired softball coach Karen
Johns on Friday, less than a week after the Gators were swept out of
the postseason.

This season, Johns led the Gators to one of their best records
in her five-year tenure. Florida was 41-23, but the Gators had
quick two-game exits at the Southeastern Conference tournament and
the NCAA regionals this month, both held in Gainesville.

The Gators struggled with a 3-8 record in the postseason under
Johns, who led Florida to NCAA Tournament berths in four of
her five seasons.