Taylor Was 84-99 As Head Coach At BSU

Ball State Fires Billy Taylor After 6 Seasons

By Eric Dutkiewicz

Credit: BSU Photo Services

Ball State fired men's basketball head coach Billy Taylor on Mar. 14.

March 14, 2013 Updated Mar 14, 2013 at 7:11 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) - Ball State University fired men's basketball head coach Billy Taylor on Thursday after six seasons with the Cardinals.

Ball State finished 15-15 overall, 8-8, in the Mid-American Conference this season. The Cards lost in the second round of the MAC Tournament in Cleveland.

Taylor was 84-99--44-52 in the conference--since taking over in 2007.

"This was a difficult decision," Ball State athletic director Bill Scholl said in a statement. "Under his guidance our student-athletes conducted themslves properly and our most recent APR score was our highest rating since 2004-2005."

A new coach will be expected to compete for conference championships, Scholl says.




What are your thoughts CLICK HERE to leave us a "Your2Cents” comment.

Want to be in the know for the next weather event, the next school closing or the next big breaking news story?

TextCaster alerts from Indiana's NewsCenter are your defining source for instant information delivered right to your cell phone and email. It's free, easy and instant. Sign-Up Now!

Powered by Summit City Chevrolet



© Copyright 2014, A Granite Broadcasting Station. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.