Blaine Taylor

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Blaine Taylor
Blaine Taylor.jpg
Blaine Taylor on the sidelines of an Old Dominion game
Sport(s) Basketball
Biographical details
Born (1958-01-14) January 14, 1958 (age 59)
Playing career
1979–1981 Montana
Position(s) Point guard
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1981–1983 Montana (asst.)
1983–1986 Loyola Sacred Heart HS
1986–1991 Montana (asst.)
1991–1998 Montana
1998–2001 Stanford (asst.)
2001–2013 Old Dominion
2016-present UC Irvine (asst.)
Head coaching record
Overall 380–210
Accomplishments and honors
Big Sky Tournament championship (1992, 1997)
Big Sky regular season championship (1992)
CAA Tournament championship (2005, 2010, 2011)
CAA regular season championship (2005, 2010)
Big Sky Coach of the Year (1992)
CAA Coach of the Year (2006)

Blaine Taylor (born January 14, 1958) is an American college basketball coach and the former head coach of the Old Dominion Monarchs men's basketball team. Taylor played as a point guard for the University of Montana from 1979 to 1981. In 1981, he was recognized as the school's most outstanding male athlete and earned the Naseby Rhinehart Award as the Most Inspirational Player.[1] Taylor later became an assistant coach at Montana while a graduate student from 1981 to 1984 and again became an assistant to Stew Morrill from 1986 to 1991. He was promoted to head coach of the Grizzlies in 1991 and led the team to two NCAA tournament appearances through 1998. Taylor became an assistant coach under former Grizzly coach Mike Montgomery at Stanford University from 1998 to 2001. The Cardinal were invited to the NCAA tournament during every year of Taylor's tenure, reaching the Elite 8 in the 2001 tournament.[1]

During his tenure at Old Dominion, Taylor has led the Monarchs to CAA Tournament championships in 2005, 2010, and 2011 and appearances in the NCAA tournament in 2005, 2007, 2010, and 2011. The Monarchs lost in their first NCAA tournament game on three of Taylor's trips, but broke through with a first round victory over Notre Dame in 2010 before losing to Baylor in the second round.[1] Taylor also led the Monarchs to the 2006 NIT semifinals, where the team lost to the Michigan Wolverines. The Monarchs also won the inaugural Postseason Tournament in 2009. On February 5, 2013, Taylor was fired by Old Dominion in the middle of a 2-20 season.[2] In the summer of 2016, it was announced that Taylor was hired by Russell Turner, head coach of UC Irvine as an assistant. The two had both worked as assistants at Stanford.[3]

Head coaching record[edit]

Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
University of Montana (Big Sky) (1991–1998)
1991–92 Montana 27–4 14–2 1st NCAA 1st Round
1992–93 Montana 17–11 8–6 4th
1993–94 Montana 19–9 6–8 6th
1994–95 Montana 21–9 11–3 2nd NIT 1st Round
1995–96 Montana 20–8 10–4 3rd
1996–97 Montana 21–11 11–5 2nd NCAA 1st Round
1997–98 Montana 16–14 9–7 5th
Montana: 141–66 69–35
Old Dominion (CAA) (2001–2013)
2001–02 ODU 13–16 7–11 7th
2002–03 ODU 12–15 9–9 6th
2003–04 ODU 17–12 11–7 4th
2004–05 ODU 28–6 15–3 1st NCAA 1st Round
2005–06 ODU 24–10 13–5 4th NIT Semifinals
2006–07 ODU 24–9 15–3 2nd NCAA 1st Round
2007–08 ODU 18–16 11–7 4th CBI Quarterfinals
2008–09 ODU 25–10 12–6 3rd CIT Champions
2009–10 ODU 27–9 15–3 1st NCAA 2nd Round
2010–11 ODU 27–7 14–4 2nd NCAA 2nd Round
2011–12 ODU 22–14 13–5 4th CIT Quarterfinals
2012–13 ODU 2–20 0–10 11th
Old Dominion: 239–144 135–73
Total: 380–210

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion


  1. ^ a b c "BLAINE TAYLOR Head Coach". Archived from the original on 2008-11-20. Retrieved 2010-02-21. 
  2. ^ Jeff Borzello (2013-02-05). "Long-time coach Blaine Taylor out at Old Dominion". CBS Sports. Retrieved 2013-02-05. 
  3. ^ "UC Irvine Basketball Welcomes New Staff Members". UC Irvine athletics. Retrieved 2016-08-25. 

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