Episode 109: Shauna Taylor & Mike Adams
In college athletics, the head coach is the unquestioned leader and face of the program. Most assistant coaches are completely anonymous. But that’s not the case for Arkansas women’s golf coach Shauna Taylor and assistant Mike Adams. You don’t get one without the other. The friendship dates back to Taylor’s days in junior golf, when Adams was her instructor, and continued through her college and professional playing career. And it was Adams who was there for support when Taylor’s playing days came to a premature end. But getting into coaching has been one of the best decisions of Taylor’s life. And when she was chosen to lead Arkansas’ program in 2007, she knew who to call. Over the past 14 years, the successes have been impressive, and include an SEC title and 13 straight NCAA Regional appearances. Friends through thick and thin, Taylor and Adams have built a successful program and culture at Arkansas.