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Spring Hill Boys Basketball Coach Hunter Taylor Resigns to Take Position As Graduate Assistant at Baylor

Spring Hill’s Kendon Womack (left) works his way around Chapel Hill’s Julius Hill during a game in January in New Chapel Hill. (Christopher Vinn, ETSN.fm)

Spring Hill boys basketball coach Hunter Taylor is leaving the high school ranks for a job as a graduate assistant in the men’s basketball program at Baylor.

Taylor, who spent two seasons in charge of the Panthers, turned in his resignation to Spring Hill and confirmed his decision to leave with ETSN.fm Friday afternoon.

The story was first reported by the Longview News-Journal.

Taylor guided Spring Hill to a 46-19 record and two playoff appearances in his two seasons at Spring Hill.

“I’m extremely grateful for everything I got at Spring Hill,” Taylor said. “I was very lucky and am very thankful that I got to coach the kids I did. Not only were they good players, they were great guys.”

Taylor said his new responsibilities at Baylor will range from film breakdown to helping formulate game plans with Bears head coach Scott Drew and the rest of the coaching staff.

“I just want to get better and I want to improve,” Taylor said. “It was just a rare and unique opportunity for my wife and I can to go a place and be surrounded by a staff of that caliber. (Drew) is a very Christ-like man that has a passion for working with young men through the game of basketball. And they’ve really done a good job lately.”

Under Drew, Baylor’s basketball program has soared to new heights. In Drew’s 10 seasons in Waco, Baylor is 177-133 with three NCAA tournament appearances, including Elite Eight finishes in 2010 and 2012.

Baylor was the NIT champions in 2013, and was an NIT runner-up in 2009.

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