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Fundraisers in place for ex-Connally coach Sims

Fundraisers in place for ex-Connally coach Sims


Former Connally girls basketball coach Taylor Sims continues to undergo treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma, an aggressive form of liver cancer. It’s taken a toll on Sims and his family, including financially, but fortunately several friends are stepping up to help.

A new GoFundMe account has been set up to raise funds to help toward Sims’ medical expenses. Organizers are hoping to bring in $20,000. The link is

Taylor Sims

Connally’s Taylor Sims was diagnosed with liver cancer in May, after a basketball season in which he endured multiple stomach ulcers that led to emergency surgery.

According to Marissa Barganier, a high school classmate of Sims, a meal train has also been set up to provide meals for the Sims family. That can be found at

Sims came to Connally from Teague in 2013 and coached the Lady Cadets through the 2020 season. He led them to several record-setting seasons, and won Super Centex Coach of the Year honors in 2015 after guiding Connally to its first playoff berth in 13 years.

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