July 16, 1998

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Billy Taylor, a 1995 Notre Dame graduate who played basketball at the school from 1991-95, has been named an assistant coach on the Irish staff. Taylor replaces Terry Tyler, who became the head coach at Eastern New Mexico State in Portales, N.M.

A native of Aurora, Ill., Taylor was a forward for Notre Dame and played in 112 games over his four year career and started 79 of them. Taylor started 32 of 33 games as a freshman in 1991-92 as the Irish advanced to the championship game of the National Invitation Tournament. He averaged 5.2 points per game over his career, 2.8 rebounds and dished out 123 assists.

Taylor earned his undergraduate degree in accounting from Notre Dame and worked for Arthur Anderson in its Chicago office as a senior accountant the past three years.

“We are very excited to add Billy Taylor to our basketball staff at Notre Dame,” says Irish head coach John MacLeod. “Billy had a tremendous career at Notre Dame, both on the court and in the classroom, and will be an excellent role model for the young players in our program. Billy was a very hard worker when he was a player here and is now looking forward to joining the coaching profession.”

Taylor was one of three Irish captains in 1994-95 and is a 1991 graduate of West Aurora High School in Aurora, Ill. He averaged 17.2 points per game as a senior there along with 7.3 rebounds. Taylor was born June 12, 1973.