4 Questions with West Florida Boys Basketball Coach Michael Taylor

4 Questions with West Florida Boys Basketball Coach Michael Taylor

We spoke with West Florida Boys Basketball head coach Michael Taylor about transitioning to coaching, the Jaguars start to the season, and goals for the 2021-22 season.


Q: How many years have you been coaching overall?

A: 12 years of coaching experience


Q: What are some of the biggest adjustments from playing to coaching for you?

A: As a player I focused more of my own performance and controlled the variables to make myself better throughout my playing days sort of selfishness. As a coach I don’t focus on myself at all I focus more on the team’s success and making us & each kid better every day.


Q: Your team started the season 2-0 due to wins at the Tip-Off Classic over Escambia and Tate. What are a few takeaways you had from those two games?

A: My kids played hard just a lot of work ahead of us not where we want to be, but it’s a good thing we plan on improving and getting better by district tournament time. We will take some licks this season, but we will learn from them.


Q: Who are a few players that have impressed you on the court so far?

A: I don’t want to mention any names because I feel that every single kid I have contributes the same that’s what makes us a unique team.


Q: What are some goals you have for this Jaguars team in 2021-22?

A: My goals for our team this year is for us to play hard and compete in every game. Create a culture of hard work, defense & pride and compete for the district tournament.

Written by: Matt Melton

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