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Player development crucial for Thomasville High School first year head coach Kim Taylor

Posted at 11:40 AM, Jan 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-01 11:40:55-05

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WTXL) — Thomasville High School basketball fans have by now noticed the new face leading the girl's basketball team. Head coach Kim Taylor is finding her stride at the helm of the Bulldog program. A role she’s very happy to have.

Taylor got her first taste of the Thomasville area as head coach of the Brookwood girls basketball team. In her 20-plus seasons coaching basketball all across Southern Georgia high schools, she’s been hard-pressed to find a spot that makes her feel more at home than Thomasville.

With a coaching philosophy focused on making each of her players better than they were the day before, the chemistry and trust within this young and developing team is rock solid for the most crucial stretch of the season.

“I’ve always focused on player development. So when I got here I knew that seven seniors we’re graduating. They had played for the region championship two years in a row and fell short so the challenge for me was to bring those kids up to speed that were left," says Taylor. "We only had a couple left with experience but we had a good group of eighth graders coming to ninth (grade), so we’ve really focused on player development.”

“Well, we have a young team this year so her plan is really working out and it’s trying to just fit into what we have this year. That’s just another adjustment we have to make as well, as far as having a young team," said Thomasville point guard Herbreyia Diggs.