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St. Catharine College President William D. Huston, left, welcomes new basketball coach Matt TaylorSt. Catharine College President William D. Huston, left, welcomes new basketball coach Matt Taylor

Taylor Tabbed as Next Basketball Coach at St. Catharine

Matt Taylor has been two separate tenures as assistant basketball coach at University of Pikeville. In between those stints he was an assistant at St. Catharine College. Now Taylor will even the score with a return to St. Catharine.

 But for the first time since his graduation from Alice Lloyd, Taylor will now be the head man of a college basketball program. That became a reality Thursday when Taylor was introduced to lead the Patriots. He will replace J.T. Burton who was 95-80 in six years at St. Catharine.

“Coach Taylor has been in the NAIA in a number of different roles and under different coaches over the last eight years and it is that experience that set him apart from many of the applicants,” said St. Catharine President William D. Huston. “Of course he is also familiar with St. Catharine and we welcome him back.”

 Taylor will inherit a team that finished 20-13 last year and advanced to the Final Eight at the NAIA National Tournament.

 “We feel very fortunate to have Coach Taylor to lead our basketball program,” said St. Catharine College Director of Athletics Tom Bystrek. “He is known nationally for being an excellent recruiter in addition to his skills on the court.”
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