Update: Where is Coach Taylor and What Has She Been Up To Lately?

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Jen Wirth | October 23, 2017 | no comments |

Update: Where is Coach Taylor and What Has She Been Up To Lately?

by, Coach Jen

Since leaving Tucson at the end of July, former Wildcat Coach Taylor Hill has definitely been missed. Not a week goes by where a Wildcat athlete doesn’t ask me, “Hey, where’s Coach Taylor been?”

When she left Tucson at the end of July, Taylor’s plan was to finish school up in the Phoenix area to save money and be closer to family. Thanks to the wonders of modern technology, I was able to check in with Coach Taylor this week to see how things are going with her these days.

Currently, Taylor is still working to finish her Bachelors’ degree at the U of A, by taking community college classes that apply towards her degree. She is scheduled to graduate in May ’18 from the U of A, with a major in Psychology and a minor in Sports Management. “I’m still not sure what I’ll do when I graduate. Still working on figuring all that out!” Taylor said.

Taylor is currently working out and she’s still Coach Taylor, coaching at Tusk CrossFit, In Phoenix. “Coaching at [Tusk CrossFit]  has been great! I love my box and the community has been amazing,” she said.

Speaking of CrossFit, Taylor has also competed – and placed- in a few big competitions since leaving Wildcat. She competed for the first time as an Individual at the Legion of Beasts Games, a 3-day competition from Sept 2-4, at Scottsdale’s Westworld Arena. No surprise to any Wildcats, Taylor took Second Place! Right on!

Competing as an individual was very different and I loved every bit of it. It was fun to see how all of the work in training has paid off,” Taylor reflected. “A lot of times we don’t see that progress day to day, but all of those days and those little things add up! It was cool to compete in such a big arena too!”

A few weeks later, on September 23rd, Taylor and competition partner, Steven Cesare took 4th Place in the Lanista Primus Competition at Old Pueblo CrossFit, here in Tucson.

When she’s not studying, coaching, working out, or sleeping, Taylor says she likes to spend her time hanging out with friends and babysitting her 2-year old niece. “Living closer to family definitely makes it easier,” Taylor said.

I asked Taylor if she has any advice for Wildcat athletes. She replied, “I would say, spend time working on those weaknesses and don’t avoid movements you don’t like or that are difficult for you! That has been so key for me these last few months. If you see a workout that you don’t wanna do, that probably means you should most definitely do it.”

 

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