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