Georgia Fires Gymdogs Head Coach Danna Durante

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Georgia Fires Gymdogs Head Coach Danna Durante

Danna Durante - Head Coach of the Georgia Gymdogs
Danna Durante
Former head coach of the Georgia Gymdogs

The University of Georgia has fired Gymdogs’ Head Coach Danna Durante.

Here is the press release from UGA:

ATHENS, Ga. — University of Georgia gymnastics coach Danna Durante will not be retained according to an announcement Tuesday by UGA J. Reid Parker Director of Athletics Greg McGarity.
“We will move forward with a national search as quickly as possible to fill the head coaching position for our gymnastics team,” said McGarity.
Durante recently finished her fifth season as head coach at Georgia, capped by a 12th-place finish at the NCAA Championships.
In 2017, Georgia finished 15-15 overall with a 4-3 mark in conference competition. In Durante’s five years, Georgia qualified for the Super Six three times, once over the last three seasons.

Durante has been Head Coach of Georgia’s Gymnastic team for five seasons from 2013-2017. This past season, the Gymdogs finished 4th at the SEC Championships. She aslo led the Gymdogs back to the National Championships but the team failed to make it out of the semifinals. Georgia has not finished higher than fifth at the National Championships during Durante’s tenure nor have they won an SEC title. The last time the Gymdogs won a National title was under Suzanne Yoculan in 2009.

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