During her time as the head coach of the Plainview Lady Indians golf team, Taylor Howard has been no stranger to success when it comes to her team.

During her time as the head coach of the Plainview Lady Indians golf team, Taylor Howard has been no stranger to success when it comes to her team.

Earlier this week, the former Oklahoma City University golf standout got some more recognition for her program, but it was directed at her.

Howard was officially notified that she was named as the 2019 National High School Coaches Association Girls Golf Coach of the Year for her accomplishments during the season.

This season the Lady Indians won their third straight state championship, with Reagan Chaney earning the individual state championship.

The title was the fourth in program history for the Lady Indians.

“I honestly didn’t think it was real when I got the message,” Howard said. “This just goes to show you that you don’t have to play or coach at the biggest school to get recognized. I’m so thankful to be here at Plainview where I get so much continued support for myself and the program.”

In Howard’s first year of the program, Plainview finished as the state runner-up.

They haven’t seen silver since then.

Plainview’s record over the last four years is 29-5 under coach Howard, and includes a total of three players who have signed to play college golf.

“This team likes to just have fun in general,” Howard said. “From playing spoons in the hotel lobby to everything in between, I’ve had so much fun these past four years.”

“I will say that my victories I’ve had with my girls are far sweeter than anything I’ve won individually.”

Howard is a former two-time All-American golfer from Oklahoma City University, and was a member of the 2013 National Championship team and 2010 runner-up.

She is also a former two-sport All-State selection in golf and basketball from Ada High School.