Florida’s Buddy Alexander, who led the Gators to national championships in 1993 and 2001, announced today he will retire at the completion of the current season.
Alexander, 61, also was a two-time All-American as a collegiate player at Georgia Southern. He is the longest tenured coach on Florida’s campus, and the second-longest (behind 1950s-’60s-era baseball coach Dave Fuller) in UF history.
“He’s one of the all-time greats,’’ Florida athletics director Jeremy Foley said. “He’s had a heck of a run. There’s no better Gator than Buddy Alexander.”
The news release, at GatorZone.com: