GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida gymnastics coach Rhonda Faehn, who led the team to the last three NCAA titles, is leaving the program to become senior vice president of USA Gymnastics.
The school made the announcement Friday, a week after Faehn guided the Gators to another title in her 13th season.
Florida has won three straight NCAA Championships, the only team titles in the program's 43-year history. Faehn thanked Florida for a ''rewarding and supportive atmosphere'' and called the USA Gymnastics job a new opportunity to ''impact young lives.''
She was a member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic team and competed four years on the U.S. national team.
Athletic Director Jeremy Foley says ''she's taken this program from nationally prominent to national champion. She's done an absolutely spectacular job.''