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Georgia basketball coach Joni Taylor gives birth to girl

February 19, 2019
FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2019, file photo, Georgia coach Joni Taylor is seen on the sidelines during an NCAA women's college basketball game against Tennessee, in Athens, Ga. Georgia coach Joni Taylor has given birth to a girl less than 12 hours after leading the Lady Bulldogs to a victory. The Bulldogs said in a release Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, that Taylor is resting comfortably with her second child, Drew Simone Taylor. (Jenn Finch/Athens Banner-Herald via AP, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2019, file photo, Georgia coach Joni Taylor is seen on the sidelines during an NCAA women's college basketball game against Tennessee, in Athens, Ga. Georgia coach Joni Taylor has given birth to a girl less than 12 hours after leading the Lady Bulldogs to a victory. The Bulldogs said in a release Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, that Taylor is resting comfortably with her second child, Drew Simone Taylor. (Jenn Finch/Athens Banner-Herald via AP, File)

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia coach Joni Taylor has given birth to a girl less than 12 hours after leading the Lady Bulldogs to a victory.

The Bulldogs said in a release Tuesday that Taylor is resting comfortably with her second child, Drew Simone Taylor. Her husband Drew and their older daughter Jacie welcomed Drew at 7:29 a.m. on Tuesday.

Taylor thanked “everyone in the Georgia community for your prayers and encouragement during this happy season of our lives” in a statement. “I am thrilled that Drew will be surrounded by so many special people, and that she will be a part of the Bulldog family.”

Taylor led Georgia to a 78-56 win over Mississippi on Monday night. There are no immediate plans for when she will return to the team. Associate head coach Karen Lange is overseeing the Lady Bulldogs (15-10) in her absence.

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