Published or Revised July 01, 2015
PJC Head Basketball Coach Chuck Taylor is a 2011-2012 and 2013-2014 Region XIV Coach of the Year. In both of those years the Dragons won the regular season conference title with 26-8 in 2013-14 and 24-7 in 2011-12.
Last spring the Dragons were 15-4 in conference play, Region XIV Tournament Champions, and made it to the Sweet 16 round in the NJCAA National Tournament. His PJC record is 87-39, and overall college head coach record is 111-46.
Taylor’s second year at PJC brought a a 2011-12 season record of 24-7, on the heels of a 2010-11 season record of 22-9 and a second round Region XIV Tournament appearance. Prior to returning to PJC (Taylor was assistant coach under Bill Foy at PJC, 2000-2002), he was Associate Head Coach at the University of South Alabama in Mobile.
In three seasons at USA, Taylor helped the Jaguars win the Sun Belt Conference Championship and an at-large bid in 2007-08 to the NCAA Tournament. In 2008-09, he helped USA to a 20-win season and a finish as Sun Belt Conference Tournament runners-up. In 2009-10 Taylor helped USA beat 18th-ranked Florida and Arkansas out of the Southeastern Conference. He had an overall record of 63-33 in three seasons with USA.
While he was assistant coach at the University of North Texas, the Mean Green won the 2006-07 Sun Belt Tournament and an NCAA Tournament berth; UNT won a school record 23 games that season.
Taylor served as head basketball coach of Richland College (in the Dallas County Community College District) in 2005-06, leading his team to a 24-8 record and the Metro Conference Championship. The team ranked third in the final NJCAA poll and was Region V Tournament runners-up.
Prior to Richland College, Taylor was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Texas A&M – Corpus Christi from 2002-05. He helped the Islanders to a 20-8 record in 2004-05 – the first 20-win season in school history – including wins over Baylor, Texas Christian University, and Florida State.
While assistant coach at PJC, the Dragons reached the 44-20 (68.8 percent) mark; they were the region XIV Conference Tournament runners-up in 2002.
Taylor coached an All American in T.J. Taylor, who was named third team, as well as DeMarcus Richardson, who was on the All-Conference academic team. Taylor and his wife Claudette have two daughters, Cydni and Czaria.