NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Belmont Director of Athletics Scott Corley verified this afternoon that Cameron Newbauer would not be returning as head women's basketball coach at Belmont University and that he had accepted the same position at the University of Florida.
"I want to thank Cam for an unforgettable four years at Belmont," Corley said. "Cam's record on the court speaks for itself, but his enthusiasm and genuine care for our University made lasting impacts. Few live out Belmont's mission of service and discipleship more than Cam, and we appreciate his vast contributions to our student-athletes and campus community. We wish Cam and Sarah well, and look forward to building upon our national profile in women's basketball."
Belmont women's basketball has made three NCAA Tournament appearances, including each of the last two seasons. The Bruins went 27-6 in 2016-17, becoming just the fourth Ohio Valley Conference program to go undefeated in league play.
Belmont received 29 votes in the Associated Press Top 25 poll leading into the NCAA Tournament – a program record for any sport in Belmont's NCAA Division I era.
The Bruins have earned placement in the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Academic Honor Roll Top 25 each of the last three seasons.
Newbauer posted a 79-50 record in four seasons at Belmont, including 51-15 in his final two campaigns.
A national search for the position begins immediately.