JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Cameron Newbauer will be the 10th head coach of the University of Florida women's basketball program, Athletics Director Scott Stricklin announced Monday.
Newbauer (38), spent the previous four seasons as head coach at Belmont University, located in Nashville, Tennessee. Under Newbauer, the Bruins reached the postseason three times, including NCAA Tournament berths the last two seasons.
Under Newbauer, Belmont dominated the Ohio Valley Conference by winning 35 of 36 conference games. The Bruins entered the 2017 NCAA Tournament on a 25-game win streak.
"Cameron Newbauer brings energy, vision and an incredible work ethic to the University of Florida,” said Stricklin. “In addition to developing well-coached teams, he's a hard-charger when it comes to recruiting and fan engagement. He's coached in our league with Georgia and coached in the Final Four with Louisville. As a head coach, Cameron's built the Belmont program and led them to back-to-back NCAA berths. I share his confidence that he can build Florida women's basketball into a conference and national contender, and look forward to Cameron, Sarah and their family joining the Gators."
In a statement released by the school, Newbauer made it clear that he’s excited about joining of the most revered athletic programs in the nation.
"It's an incredible challenge. That’s why I love it and want to embrace it,” said Newbauer. “The Southeastern Conference is the best conference in the nation. All sports, let alone women's basketball. It's an absolute dream come true for me. I've worked and been blessed and fortunate to have opportunities come my way. This opportunity is going to take a lot of hard work and diligence, but it's one I'm proud to have in front of me."