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Tami Taylor is the wife of Eric Taylor, mother of Julie Taylor, and a guidance counselor at Dillon High School.
Tami often acts as the voice of reason - or opposition - to Coach Taylor, and as of the end of the season, has just found out she is pregnant with their second child. Their decision on whether to relocate to Austin for the new head coaching job he has accepted may hinge upon this new revelation.
She did not approve of her daughter's friendship with the rebellious, older Tyra Collette at first, but began to accept it when she felt guilty for treating Tyra so badly. Tami also became a surprise mentor to Tyra, giving her confidence to succeed in life and go on to college.
As for her daughter's relationship with Matt Saracen, Tami was a lot more reasonable than her better half, who coaches Saracen (the quarterback) on the field. But she, too, expressed great disapproval at the thought of her daughter starting a sexual relationship so young.
Tami Taylor initially was excited about a move to Austin, but changed her mind when she realized that she could not leave Dillon - which had really started to become their town - behind.
As of the first season finale, she told her husband that she isn't going to Austin and that she is staying in Dillon with Julie to raise her baby, and continue helping the students of Dillon High.