People of Alabama: Taylor Johnsey of Hueytown

People of Alabama: Taylor Johnsey of Hueytown
Taylor Johnsey loves coaching his daughter, Emma, and would love to coach in a Little League World Series game. (Tamika Moore / People of Alabama)

What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to do that you haven’t had the opportunity to do yet?

“I’m a coach. Coach in a big championship game, like a World Series for these kids. That’s all I do right now. It’s work and this to get them better, make them love it. Hopefully, go in the future with it. Open up different worlds athletically. I’ve been coaching for three years. I’m coaching an all-star team with this one – softball eight and under – how to play the game properly. How to enjoy it and love it, and not just get out here and go through the motions. The main goal is obviously college softball. I can see it in a lot of them here. They have the goods to make it.” – Taylor Johnsey of Hueytown, with his daughter Emma, 8. Emma is holding one of her favorite bats, one signed by members of the Miles College baseball team.

Taylor Johnsey is raising his daughter Emma to be a good person. (Tamika Moore / People of Alabama)

Johnsey hopes that Emma grows up to be a good person.

“Good morals. Not bully, but not to get picked on, like happy medium. Always find the good things.”

These are the faces and stories of people from all walks of life who call Alabama home. People of Alabama is a Red Clay Media and Alabama NewsCenter partnership.

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