Karen Taylor, mother of former Mater Dei basketball star Stanley Johnson, died Saturday.
Taylor had battled cancer for more than a year, Mater Dei coach Gary McKnight said.
More information, including funeral arrangements, will come. Johnson did not reply Sunday to a text message, which of course is understandable.
Taylor coached her son and many other top local players on her So Cal Tigers team.
Gil Nelsen, whose son Rob played for Taylor and was an All-Orange County player at Tustin, said via email: "My son loved her soooo much and there are so many other children and parents that she affected as a coach in a loving, religious, academic and finally sports way."Read the rest of this entry »