UGA’s Taylor gives birth hours after coaching Dawgs to win

Bulldogs’ head women’s coach welcomes second daughter after beating Ole Miss

UGA’s Taylor gives birth hours after coaching Dawgs to win
Georgia head women's basketball coach Joni Taylor gave birth to her second daughter Tuesday morning, less than 12 hours after coaching the Dawgs to a home victory. (Source: UGA Athletics)

ATHENS, GA (WTOC) - It was a pretty eventful Monday and Tuesday for Georgia head women’s basketball coach Joni Taylor.

Taylor gave birth to a healthy daughter Tuesday morning in Athens, less than 12 hours after coaching the Bulldogs to a 78-56 home victory over Ole Miss on Monday evening.

Drew Simone Taylor, the second daughter for Joni and husband Darius, was born at 7:29 a.m. Both mom and child are resting well, according to a release from UGA.

“Darius and I feel so blessed to be the parents of such a sweet little girl, and I know Jacie is thrilled to be a big sister,” Taylor said. “I can’t express how much joy Drew has already brought to our family. We want to thank everyone in the Georgia community for your prayers and encouragement during this happy season of our lives. I am thrilled that Drew will be surrounded by so many special people, and that she will be a part of the Bulldog family.”

Plans for Taylor’s return to the bench have not been announced. Associate head coach Karen Lange will take over the head coaching duties in Taylor’s absence.

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