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The Florida Gators soccer program has a new leader for the second time in a year. The University Athletic Association announced the hiring of Samantha Bohon from Embry-Riddle.

Bohon spent fifteen seasons with the Eagles and oversaw the program’s transition from NAIA to NCAA competition. Prior to taking over as the second head coach in ERAU history, she served as an assistant coach with Tennessee from 2001-05.

Bohon played at Duke from 1994-97 and scored 16 goals in her collegiate career.

At Embry-Riddle, Bohon led the Eagles to a 167-76-16 overall record and was named conference coach of the year four times (2009, 2010, 2012, 2021).

Bohon takes over a program that saw it’s previous coach, Tony Amato, fired after just one season due to “a disconnect with his players.” Allegations of abuse in the program were first reported by Fresh Take Florida. Amato was named head coach after the program’s only head coach, Becky Burleigh retired following the 2020-21 season.

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