May 13, 2004
PROVIDENCE, RI - Norma Taylor, who just completed her 19th season as the head women's tennis coach at Brown University, has resigned to accept an administrative position at New England Tech.
"My time at Brown has been a rewarding experience," stated Taylor. "I have enjoyed working with Brown athletes and serving as a mentor to them. After 19 years of coaching, you know when it's time to make a career change, and that time for me is now."
During her tenure, Taylor has coached 19 first team All-Ivy recipients, one Ivy Player of the Year, two ITA Eastern Rookies of the Year, one ITA Eastern Senior Player of the Year, one ITA Eastern Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship and Leadership recipient. The Brown Women's Tennis Team was the 1989 and 1996 ECAC Champion, and was the runner-up 1988. Under Taylor's direction, Brown won two Ivy League titles, in 1991 and 1997, and has received three Team Sportsmanship Awards.
A recipient of the 2001 URI Outstanding Student Athlete Alumni Award, Taylor will be inducted into the USA Tennis New England Hall of Fame in June.
A national search for her successor will begin immediately.