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Basketball Coach Billy Taylor's Tenure Continues

Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
         
Release: March 17, 2012
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Ball State head men's basketball coach Billy Taylor and athletics director Tom Collins have completed their end of the year evaluation and Taylor will continue as the school's coach, according to Collins.

"When we hired Coach Taylor we knew we were in for a major rebuilding project in regards to our men's basketball program," Collins says.  "When he became our coach prior to the 2007 season, we had to address many concerns within the program.  There were on-court issues, academic issues, APR and compliance concerns.  In addition, we had severe community and public relations issues.  Coach Taylor and his staff have done an outstanding job and worked tirelessly to improve our program in many areas.  Although, we were all disappointed with the 2011-12 season, it will not deter us from reaching all of our goals with the program and with its place in Ball State University's mission."

Taylor has two years remaining on his contract which currently goes through the 2013-14 season.  A 1995 graduate of Notre Dame, Taylor just completed his fifth year as Ball State's head coach and his 10th year as a collegiate head coach.

"We were all disappointed with how the 2011-12 season played out," Taylor says.  "We have made great strides with this program in the last five years.  We truly appreciate the faith and trust Ball State University has in our ability to lead this program.  Ball State is a great place for my family, and we appreciate all the support and assistance we have received from the community.  We are looking forward to the 2012-13 season."

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