Published or Revised July 21, 2014
Two-time Region XIV Coach of the Year Chuck Taylor led the Dragons to the 2013-2014 NJCAA National Tournament. After winning the regular conference season, the team entered the Region XIV tournament as first seed and emerged Tournament champions. They entered the national tournament as 8th seed, falling to South Plains, the eventual runner-up at the tournament, and ended with an overall record was 26-8.
This was the Dragons’ second regular season conference title; the team also won in 2011-2012. Coach Taylor’s PJC record is 87-39, while his overall college head coach record is 111-46.
Prior to returning to PJC (Taylor was assistant coach under Bill Foy at PJC from 2000 to 2002), he was Associate Head Coach at the University of South Alabama in Mobile. In Taylor’s three seasons at USA, he 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 another 20-win season and finishing 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. W
hile assistant coach at PJC, he helped the Dragons to a 44-20 (68.8 percent) mark; they were the region XIV Conference Tournament runners-up in 2002. In fact, during his coaching career, Taylor has worked for two different coaches, Arrow and Foy, who have won national championships on the junior college level.
He also has coached an All American in T.J. Taylor, who won third team, and DeMarcus Richardson, who was on the All-Conference academic team.
Taylor and his wife Claudette have two daughters, Cydni and Czaria.