Florida head coach Tim Walton announced the addition of former All-American outfielder Francesca Enea to the program as an assistant coach.
Enea attended Florida from 2007-10 and set numerous program and SEC records including career home runs (61), RBI (221), and total bases (431).
”I am beyond excited to add Francesca to our coaching staff,” Walton said. “Francesca is a very talented individual and is going to be such a great addition to our staff. She is such a special person to me and my family and I sincerely look forward to her starting her coaching career here back in Gainesville.”
Enea has spent the last twelve years covering the sport as a color analyst and has covered NCAA Regionals action for ESPN the last seven years.
Enea was named All-American three times by the NFCA (2008, 2009, 2010). She was also named All-SEC twice (2009, 2010). Enea also holds the UF single season home run record (20, 2010) and RBI (70, 2009). Additionally, Enea led the Gators to three straight College World Series appearances from 2008-10.
“First, I’d like to thank Coach Walton for this opportunity and welcoming me back to Gator Nation,” Enea said. “Choosing to play softball at the University of Florida for Coach Walton was one of the best decisions of my life. I look forward to returning and continuing the tradition of winning championships at the best university in the world, while helping our student-athletes achieve their dreams on and off the field.”
Enea is the second addition to the Gators’ coaching staff following a disappointing 2022 campaign. Last month, Florida tabbed Chelsey Dobbins as its new pitching coach.
Enea will be joined in Gainesville by her husband Christian as well as her two children Sage and Niko.