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Ex-Gator Butler leaves Charlotte for job at Florida

Updated: April 13, 2007, 5:10 PM ET
Associated Press

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- UNC Charlotte's Amanda Butler was hired Friday as the women's basketball coach at Florida, returning to the school where she once played and where the men are NCAA basketball and football champions.

She succeeds Carolyn Peck, who was fired in February following the team's 13th consecutive loss. Peck finished the season that ended with a 9-22 record, unable to put the Gators in the same class with Southeastern Conference powers Tennessee, Georgia and LSU.

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