Blaine Taylor

Blaine Taylor (born January 14, 1958)

Teams coached: Montana Grizzlies, Old Dominion Monarchs
Montana record: 141-66 (.681)
Old Dominion record: 239-144 (.624)
Overall record: 380-210 (.644)

Career Accomplishments:


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2016-2019 UC Irvine (asst)
2001-2013 Old Dominion
1998-2001 Stanford (asst)
1991-1998 Montana
1986-1991 Montana (asst)
1981-1983 Montana (grad. asst)

Blaine Taylor Facts

  • Blaine Taylor
  • Born January 14, 1958
  • Alma Mater: University of Montana (BA, 1981 & MS, 1984)
  • Played point guard for two years at Montana under head coach Mike Montgomery
  • Started his coaching career right away, spending two seasons as a graduate assistant under Montgomery
  • Left in 1983 to spend three years as the head coach at Loyola Sacred Heart HS in Missoula, MT
  • Returned to Montana in 1986, spending the next five seasons as an assistant under Stew Morrill
  • Promoted to head coach at his alma mater in 1991 when Morrill left for Colorado State
    • Won 141 games in seven seasons as head coach, going to two NCAA Tournaments and one NIT
  • Reunited with Montgomery in 1998, working as one of his assistants at Stanford for three seasons
  • Hired as the head coach at Old Dominion in 2001, leading the program for the next 12 seasons
    • Won the CAA regular season twice and CAA Tournament three times
    • Took the Monarchs to four NCAA Tournaments, one NIT, two CITs (won it all in 2009) and one CBI
    • Fired in February 2013 as the Monarchs were in the midst of a 2-20 (0-10) season
  • Joined Russell Turner‘s staff at UC Irvine as an assistant in 2016 and worked there for three seasons
  • Returned to ODU in June 2022 to work as an athletic development officer for major gifts
  • Along with his wife, Annie, has four daughters

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