Benjy Taylor was one of the Chicago-area head coaches that I thought was definitely going to be around next season, but the Chicago State head man is apparently moving on. Chicago State released a press announcement tonight stating in full:
Chicago State University Athletics Director Sudie Davis has announced that Benjy
Taylor will not return as the head coach of the university's
men's basketball program. An immediate search for a replacement is
What this means for the future of the program is still a bit unclear, but I'll be sure to follow up. The Cougars finished 9-23 this season, including a disappointing 4-8 in the inaugural season of the Great West Conference.
While it was definitely a rebuilding season, expectations were high that the Cougars would be able to do well in the newly formed conference. I'll certainly be keeping an eye on this because it won't be an easy vacancy to fill.