MUNCIE, Ind. (WISH) - Ball State men's basketball coach Billy Taylor will not return, Ball State director of intercollegiate athletics Bill Scholl announced Thursday.
Taylor had been with the Cardinals since 2007.
"This was a difficult decision, primarily because Billy was a tremendous representative of our athletics department and university," Scholl said in a press release today. "Billy is a great man. Under his guidance our student-athletes conducted themselves properly and our most recent APR score was our highest rating since 2004-05. We thank him for leaving the program better than when he inherited it and we wish him well in the future."
This season, Taylor led Ball State to an 8-8 Mid-American Conference mark.
Scholl said the search for a new head coach begins immediately. He added they will be looking for someone who's able to keep Ball State competitive in the MAC and in the hunt for conference championships.
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