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Danna Durante out as Georgia gymnastics coach after five years

ATHENS, Ga. -- Danna Durante has been fired as Georgia's gymnastics coach after failing to restore the program to its place as a national powerhouse.

Athletic director Greg McGarity announced Tuesday that Durante will not be retained after five years as coach of the Gymdogs. This season, they finished 12th at the NCAA championships.

During Suzanne Yoculan's 26-year tenure, Georgia won 10 national titles and routinely drew sellout crowds to Stegeman Coliseum.

Since Yoculan retired in 2009, the Gymdogs have failed to replicate that success. Her successor, longtime assistant Jay Clark, resigned in 2012 after a streak of 26 straight appearances in the NCAA championships was broken in 2010.

Durante, 44, guided Georgia to the Super Six three times but never finished higher than fifth.