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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Nevada Names Josh Taylor Head Coach

Nevada has found it's new head coach in near-record time, naming Josh Taylor to the position vacated by Matt Meuchel less than a week ago.

Taylor is a familiar face for the Wolfpack, having served as an assistant coach under Meuchel for the last four seasons. Earlier this summer, he had accepted the head coaching position at the College of Southern Nevada, a junior college, but opted to return to Reno to lead his alma mater.

In addition to his tenure as a Pack softball assistant, Taylor's resume includes a four-year stint at Feather River College (a two-year college) as head coach, as well as a similar stretch as an assistant for the Golden Eagles baseball team from 2004-2007.

A former Nevada baseball player, Taylor was part of the 1994 squad that took home the Big West conference title and finished the season ranked #17 in the nation. As part of that team, Taylor was inducted into the Wolfpack Hall of Fame last year.

He takes over the helm of a Wolfpack program that enjoyed it's finest season in recent memory in '16, posting a 32-15 overall record with a 10-10 mark in conference play. A victory over the Big Ten's Indiana and five conference series victories highlighted the season that ended with a tie for third in the conference standings.

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