Aggie Coach Joni Taylor Leads U18 National Team to Gold at FIBA Americas Championship

By: Brandon Collins, Athletics Communications

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Texas A&M women’s basketball head coach Joni Taylor led the USA Basketball Women’s U18 National Team to gold on Sunday at the 2022 FIBA U18 Women’s Americas Championship, defeating Canada 82-77 in the gold-medal game at the Estadio Obras Sanitarias.

Taylor and her national squad went 6-0 throughout the tournament and defeated their opponents on average by 44.5 points per game. This marks the 10th-consecutive FIBA WU18 gold medal for the Americans.

The Meridian, Mississippi, native earned the first gold medal of her career as a head coach and second overall. Previously, she served as a court coach for the 2022 USA Basketball Women’s National Team training camp. Before her experience with the national team, she won gold as an assistant coach with the 2021 U19 World Cup Team and was a court coach for the 2018 USA U18 National Team trials.

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