|Ball State hires Lehigh's Taylor amid racism claims by ex-coach|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 07 August 2007 16:38|
Taylor will face rebuilding a program that finished 9-22 in Thompson's only season as head coach and faces numerous questions from the NCAA, including an allegation that school officials fired the women's volleyball coach for reporting suspected infractions by Thompson and his staff.
Taylor played at Notre Dame from 1991-95 had an 81-69 record in five seasons at Lehigh, including that Patriot League championship in 2004.
Thompson, who is black, resigned July 12, just weeks after school officials said notes slipped under basketball office doors included racial slurs along with references to ``cheaters'' and ``liars.''
The hiring of Taylor, who is black, came the same day another black coach, IUPUI's Ron Hunter, said he withdrew as a candidate for the Ball State job.