Memphis softball coach Stephanie VanBrakle Prothro resigns after 2 seasons | Source

Memphis softball coach Stephanie VanBrakle Prothro has resigned, a source confirmed to The Commercial Appeal.

VanBrakle Prothro will become pitching coach at Florida, D1Softball reported. She has been in charge of the Tigers' program for the last two seasons.

Memphis has struggled during those two years. The Tigers went 8-43 in 2023, then followed that up with a 6-44 mark in 2024. VanBrakle Prothro had appeared at a "Tigers on Tour" event with other Memphis coaches as recently as a few weeks ago.

She had a successful run over 12 seasons as the pitching coach at Alabama before coming to Memphis, helping the Crimson Tide win the national championship in 2012. Memphis wasn't her first head coaching job. VanBrakle Prothro was previously coach at the now-defunct Birmingham-Southern College in 2009-10, where she went 57-14. She also went 14-40 in one lone season at Samford.

Florida is coming off a 54-15 season.

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This article originally appeared on Memphis Commercial Appeal: Source: Memphis softball coach Stephanie VanBrakle Prothro resigns

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