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Annual salary  $575,000
Name  Joni Taylor
2002–2005  Troy (assistant)
Alma mater  University of Alabama

2008–2010  Alabama (associate)
Titles  Coach
2010–2011  LSU (assistant)
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Sport(s)  Women's college basketball
Born  March 7, 1979 (age 36) Meridian, Mississippi (1979-03-07)
2005–2008  La. Tech (assistant/associate)
Team  Georgia Lady Bulldogs basketball

Conference  Southeastern Conference

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Joni Taylor (née Crenshaw; born March 7, 1979) is the head women's college basketball coach for the Georgia Lady Bulldogs. She replaced head coach Andy Landers prior to the 2015–2016 season.


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Playing history

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Born Joni Crenshaw in Meridian, Mississippi, she was the 1997 Gatorade Player of the Year for her home state, after leading Meridian High School to a 67-7 record during her junior and senior seasons. She also won three state titles in track and field. While attending the University of Alabama, she helped the Crimson Tide in the 1998 and 1999 NCAA Tournaments and the 2000 and 2001 Women's National Invitation Tournaments. She was a two-year starter and scored 716 points, grabbed 555 rebounds and blocked 103 shots, making her No. 4 among the school's career leaders. She received her bachelor's degree in education from Alabama in 2002.

Coaching history

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Taylor went on to be an assistant coach at LSU (2010–11), an associate head coach at Alabama (2008–10), an assistant then associate head coach at Louisiana Tech (2005–08) and an assistant coach at Troy (2002–05). She joined the University of Georgia staff in 2011, spending one season as an assistant coach, before being promoted to associate head coach. In April 2015, Coach Landers announced his retirement and gave full support for Taylor to replace him. She became only the second full-time head coach in program history.

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Taylor coached her team to a 21–10 record in her inaugural year, including five wins against ranked opponents and an invitation to the NCAA tournament, which earned her the Spalding Maggie Dixon Rookie Coach of the Year award.

Personal life

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Taylor is married to Darius Taylor, a former assistant women's basketball coach for South Carolina. They were married in August 2015 and reside in Athens, Georgia. The Taylors welcomed their daughter Jacie Elise Taylor, born November 3, 2016, eight days before the start of the Lady Bulldogs' 2016–17 season.


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