OGDEN, Utah – Head women’s basketball coach Carla “CT” Taylor is adding another title to her responsibilities: Senior Women’s Administrator for Weber State University Athletics.
As the Senior Women’s Administrator, Taylor will be responsible for advising WSU’s administration and athletic department on gender-equity issues, representing the university on Big Sky Conference committees that focus on enhancing opportunities for women in intercollegiate athletics, and being an advocate for women’s teams at WSU. Taylor will handle the new responsibilities along with her coaching duties.
“Carla brings more than 25 years of experience as both a Big Sky player and coach to her new role,” said Norm Tarbox, vice president for Administrative Services. “Her insight and perspective will be a tremendous asset in this role.”
A native of North Powder, Ore., Taylor first joined Wildcat Athletics in 1980, as a student-athlete in basketball and track and field. Twice named team captain, Taylor averaged 10.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 2.8 assists per game as a four-year starter. As a track and field athlete, Taylor qualified for and competed in the javelin at the 1982 NCAA Division II Track and Field Championship.
After graduating in 1984 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education, she went on to teach and coach basketball, volleyball and boys and girls track at Morgan High School in Morgan, Utah. Following her high school coaching career, Taylor spent a year at the University of Utah as an assistant basketball coach before being hired as the head women’s basketball coach at her alma mater in 1988.
Entering her 20th season as head coach at WSU, Taylor has the second-most wins in Big Sky Conference women’s basketball history, compiling a record of 270-265, including 163-122 all-time in conference games. Under Taylor’s leadership, the lady Wildcats won back-to-back Big Sky Championships in 2002-03 and 2003-04, advancing to the women’s NCAA Tournament both seasons.
Away from the court, Taylor is active in the community, including speaking to groups, conducting basketball clinics, and serving on numerous boards and committees at the local and national level. She has served as an Honorary Commander for the 388th Equipment Maintenance Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, and in 2005 she received the Athena Award from the Women in Business committee of the Ogden/Weber Chamber of Commerce.
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