TIM TAYLOR NAMED VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT COACH WITH MEN'S HOCKEY PROGRAM
    DURHAM, N.H. – University of New Hampshire men’s hockey head coach Dick Umile has announced that former Yale head coach Tim Taylor has joined the men’s hockey coaching staff as a volunteer assistant coach.
“We are very excited to have someone with his background and experience involved with our hockey program and at our University. Tim is not only a well respected member of the hockey community, he is a tremendous person and a good friend,” said coach Umile.
Taylor owned a 342-433-55 in 28 seasons as Yale’s head coach and produced one ECACHL title, six Ivy League champions, 18 ECAC playoff teams and a pair of 20-win seasons. Taylor, the 1997-98 Spencer Penrose Award winner as the American Hockey Coaches Association University Coach of the Year, is a three-time (1986-87, 1991-92, 1997-98) ECAC Coach of the Year and a two-time (1991-92, 1997-98) New England Coach of the Year. Taylor passed Murray Murdoch on the Yale hockey coaching victory list with his 279th on Dec. 4, 2001.
        Taylor, the head coach of the 1994 U.S. Olympic team at Lillehammer, spent 28 seasons behind the Yale bench and has coached 825 games more than anyone in the history of ECACHL hockey.
In 1997-98, he led a Yale team that was predicted to finish 10th in the ECAC to its first conference regular-season championship and a berth in the school's first NCAA Tournament since 1952. That squad (23-9-3, 17-4-1) set school records for overall and ECAC victories and while Taylor swept all three coach of the year awards.        
        In addition to his role with the '94 Olympic Team, he has had a number of important roles in international hockey, including one as assistant general manager and assistant coach for the 1984 U.S. Olympic Team. He served as head coach of the U.S. National Team at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championships four straight years in the 90's in addition to leading Team USA to its best finish in the 1991 Canada Cup. Taylor, an assistant in the Canada Cup, took over Team USA after Bob Johnson became ill and led the Americans to second place. A two-time assistant for the U.S. National Team (1981 and 1983), Taylor also led the South to a silver medal in the 1987 Olympic Sports Festival.
        Taylor, who ranks 13th among active Division I head coaches in victories with 327, is a 1963 Harvard graduate. He spent seven years as an assistant at his alma mater before becoming Yale's 10th head coach. He captained the 1963 Crimson team that won the Ivy League and the ECAC championships, and tallied 46 goals and 33 assists for 79 career points in 68 career games. Taylor also made the U.S. national team in 1965 and 1967.
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