DENTON North Texas men’s assistant basketball coach Chuck Taylor will be leaving the program to pursue a similar position with the University of South Alabama.
“Chuck was a tremendous asset to the program and we wish him well,” said North Texas head coach Johnny Jones. “I know he has a bright future in front of him in the coaching profession.”
Taylor came to the Mean Green before the 2006-07 season, and is expected to join the Jaguars under new head coach Ronnie Arrow. Taylor served as Arrow’s assistant coach and recruiting coordinator from 2002-05 at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, where the Islanders enjoyed some of the best seasons in school history.
The Islanders racked up a 20-8 record in 2004-05 - the first 20-win season in school history - which included victories over Old Dominion, Baylor, TCU and Florida State.
“I would like to thank coach Jones and the University of North Texas for the opportunity to be apart of the Mean Green family. Last season was a great experience for me, and I wish the program continued success.
A graduate of Wayne State University in 2002, Taylor helped guide the Mean Green to its first Sun Belt Conference crown and a trip to the NCAA Tournament. North Texas’ 23 wins in 2006-07 are the most in school history.