Dr. Don Taylor is in his 23rd year as the head coach of the Taylor University men's tennis program in 2017-2018.
During the past 22 seasons, Taylor has led his squad to a combined 234-189 regular season record, five Crossroads League regular season championships and four CL Tournament championships. Taylor's teams have qualified for the NAIA Region 8 Tournament six times with one Region 8 Championship and have qualified for the NAIA Regional's three times. Taylor has been named Crossroads League Coach of the Year three times.
Taylor earned his bachelor's degree from Lock Haven University in health and physical education and his master's in exercise physiology from Springfield College in 1979. In 1992, he completed his doctorate in higher education at Penn State.
From 1979 through 1991, Taylor taught at Lock Haven University. While at Lock Haven, he spent nine years as an assistant basketball coach and also served as an assistant athletic director for three-plus years.
In addition to his coaching responsibilities, Taylor also worked as a professor of Physical Education, Human Performance at TU prior to his retirement from that position following the conclusion of the 2016-2017 year. A certified USPTA instructor, Taylor continues to play competitive tennis. Sixteen of his former players are or have been teaching or coaching tennis.
Taylor and his wife, Joyce, who works in the development office at Taylor, have two grown children and four grandchildren. The couple resides in Hartford City, Indiana.