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Tim Taylor
Position: Throws
Alma Mater: Idaho
Graduating Year: 1985
Tim Taylor has been a part of the Vandal family since 1982 when he came to Idaho as a student-athlete. A standout thrower for the Vandals, he took the 1985 Big Sky title in the shot put and qualified for the NCAA Championships, where he finished 18th. His personal-best shot put of 60-0 ranks sixth all-time at Idaho. He also has a career-best throw of 196-4 in the discus.

Taylor joined the Idaho track and field program in 1989 as a throws coach. Since then, he has coached some of the most successful athletes in Idaho history. He coached 10-time NCAA All-American, 2000 NCAA shot put champion and 2004 Olympic bronze medalist Joachim Olsen, as well as three-time NCAA All-American Simon Stewart. He also coached NCAA provisional qualifiers Jeff High and T.J. Crater. Since he became a throws coach at Idaho, every men’s throwing record has been broken multiple times.

Taylor graduated from Idaho in 1985. He is married to Julie Taylor, Idaho’s head track & field coach and also a standout Vandal thrower. They have one son, Alex, who is a thrower at Community Colleges of Spokane, and one daughter, Kelsey, who was an all-Western Athletic Conference volleyball player for Idaho from 2007-10.
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