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Rhyne Howard Joins Florida Women’s Basketball Staff

Florida Athletics

Rhyne Howard will coach basketball in the Southeastern Conference but not at Kentucky.

The former Kentucky Wildcat will join the Florida women’s basketball program as an assistant coach and Director of Player Personnel, the school announced Monday.

Howard currently plays for the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream. She was the No. 1 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft.

Howard’s mother, Rhvonja (RJ) Ave, played for the Gators from 1987-91.

Howard’s role with the Gators will be during the WNBA off-season.

“When you really think about it everything is full circle, my mom was a Gator herself and I have been on this campus multiple times, but to actually be able to wear the orange and blue, I know it’s making her proud, I know it’s making everyone who thought I was originally going to be a Florida Gator proud,” Howard said. “I always knew at some point that I would have the connection back with this school and just to be here and to be loved and to feel how much of a family it is already just confirmed all that.”

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