Billy Taylor to be Named Ball State Head Coach

August 8th, 2007

MUNCIE, Ind. -- Billy Taylor, who completed his fifth season as head coach at Lehigh University, has been named the 18th head men’s basketball coach in Ball State University history, according to BSU athletics director Tom Collins.

“It was clear that Billy Taylor wanted to be the head coach at Ball State University,” Collins said. “Billy has head coaching experience, Midwest roots and played at Notre Dame. He learned from the best in John MacLeod and Fran McCaffrey and was highly successful in a great league. Perhaps even more important, he cares about the student-athletes and is a proven winner.”

Taylor, a two-time Patriot League Coach of the Year, will be formally introduced as the Cardinals’ head coach at an 11 a.m. press conference Wednesday in the Alumni Lounge at Worthen Arena in Muncie.