College Women: New NCAA Division I head coaches

Florida has hired Samantha Bohon as its new women's head coach.

Bohon (née Baggett) spent 15 years at Embry-Riddle, overseeing its transition from NAIA to NCAA Division II competition. She played at Duke and was capped two times with the U.S. national team (1998-99).

She replaces Tony Amato, who departed after one season. Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin said there was "a disconnect between Tony and his athletes" and "challenges with relationship building and communication."

NCAA Division I women's head coaching moves
1. Air Force. Larry Friend --> Laura Busby (LSU assistant coach).
2. UAlbany. Leigh Howard --> Sade Ayinde (Yale assistant coach).
3. Appalachian State. Sarah Strickland --> Aimee Haywood (Queens coach).
4. Austin Peay. Naomi Kolarova --> Kim McGowan (Miami, Ohio associate coach).
5. Baylor. Paul Jobson --> Michelle Lenard (Dallas Baptist head coach).
6. Bellarmine. Chris Tinius --> Paul Babba (Kentucky assistant coach).
7. Campbell. Samar Azem --> Jeff Gross (UNC Greensboro associate coach).
8. Chicago State. Cristiano Costa --> Mario Felix (Southern Utah associate coach).
9. Colorado College. Geoff Bennett --> Keri Sanchez (Illinois Wesleyan head coach).
10. East Carolina. Jason Hamilton --> Gary Higgins (Lenoir-Rhyne head coach).
11. Florida. Tony Amato (Story) --> Samantha Bohon (Embry-Riddle head coach)
12. *Florida State. Mark Krikorian (Story) --> Brian Pensky (Tennessee head coach) (Story)
13. Fordham. Jessica Clinton --> Magnus Nilerud (Bridgeport head coach).
14. Georgia. Billy Lesesne --> Keidane McAlpine (USC head coach).
15. Holy Cross. Kyle Bak --> Ben Graham (Holy Cross associate coach)
16. Houston. Diego Bocanegra --> Jaime Frias (Virginia assistant coach).
17. Idaho State. Debs Brereton --> Dustin Downey (Chicago FC United coach).
18. Kentucky. Ian Curry --> Troy Fabiano (Milwaukee head coach).
19. Lamar. Steve Holeman --> Nathan Kogut (Texas A&M assistant)
20. Lehigh. Eric Lambinus --> Lauren Calabrese (Lehigh assistant coach)
21. LIU. Collin Audley --> Lucy Gillett (LIU assistant).
22. Little Rock. Mark Foster --> Kelly Farrell (Nebraska-Omaha associate coach)
23. Louisiana. Lance Key --> Chris McBride (Southeastern Louisiana head coach).
24. Loyola Marymount. Jenny Bindon --> Chris Chamides (Cal State LA men's coach).
25. Maryland. Ray Leone --> Meghan Ryan Nemzer (Rutgers associate coach).
26. Missouri State. Rob Brewer --> Kirk Nelson (Missouri State associate coach).
27. Morehead State. Warren Lipka --> Chris Fox (High Point associate coach).
28. Mount St. Mary's. Tori Krause --> Melissa Sherwood (Northwestern State associate coach).
29. Northern Illinois. Julie Colhoff --> Michael O'Neill (Saginaw Valley State head coach).
30. Oral Roberts. Roger Bush --> Austin Risenhoover (California associate coach).
31. San Jose State. Lauren Hanson --> Tina Estrada (San Jose State associate coach)
32. *SMU. Chris Petrucelli --> Nicole Nelson (SMU assistant coach).
33. Southeastern Louisiana. Chris McBride --> Nathan Gillespie (Southeastern Louisiana assistant)
34. Southern Illinois. Grant Williams --> Craig Roberts (Grambling State head coach)
35. St. Francis (Pa.). Ellie Davis --> Sara Yunez (St. Bonaventure assistant coach).
36. *Tennessee. Brian Pensky --> Joe Kirt (Tennessee assistant coach).
37. Texas A&M Commerce. Neil Piper --> Ashley Gordon (FC Dallas Junior academy director)
38. Texas State. Kat Conner --> Steve Holeman (Lamar head coach).
39. Troy. Nicole Waters (interim)-->  Robert Lane (Georgia assistant coach).
40. *UCLA. Amanda Cromwell --> Margueritte Aozasa (Stanford assistant) (SA Confidential)
41. *USC. Keidane McAlpine --> Jane Alukonis (UCLA assistant coach)
42. USC Upstate. Tyson John --> Sharif Saber (Mt. Olive head coach).
43. UTRGV. Glad Bugariu --> Mark Foster (Arkansas Little Rock head coach)
44. Villanova. Chris McLain --> Samar Azem (Campbell head coach).
45. Western Illinois. Eric Johnson --> Josée Primeau (Western Illinois associate coach)
46. *Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Troy Fabiano --> Kevin Boyd.
Note: Interim coaches filled vacancies at Louisiana Tech (Steve Voltz), Pacific (Danesha Adams and JJ Wozniak), Tulsa (Jim Rhein) and Wisconsin-Green Bay (Julie Grutzner).

Openings
Boston University. Nancy Feldman (Story) --> TBA
Charlotte
. John Cullen --> TBA
Grambling State. Craig Roberts --> TBA
Illinois State
. Brad Silvey --> TBA
Sam Houston State. Tom Brown --> TBA

*Made 2021 NCAA Division I Tournament.

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