Saluki Athletics hires Brad Taylor as Assistant AD for Operations

    Brad Taylor will join the athletic department as Assistant AD for Operations on July 16

    Brad Taylor will join the athletic department as Assistant AD for Operations on July 16

    June 19, 2007

    CARBONDALE, Ill. - Southern Illinois University Athletics has hired Brad Taylor as its Assistant Athletic Director for Operations.

    Taylor will primarily oversee the department's Letterwinners Club and assist with marketing and development.

    "I'm very excited to join the Saluki staff," said Taylor. "There are a lot of great things happening at Southern Illinois and I look forward to all the opportunities that lie ahead."

    Taylor comes to SIU after spending the last four years at the Colonial Athletic Association.

    He served as the CAA's Assistant Commissioner of Championships from 2005-07 and Director of Championships from 2003-05.

    Taylor coordinated pre-event planning for several sports, oversaw the conference's merchandising program and supervised the production of all championship manuals among other duties during that time.

    Prior to the CAA, he spent one year at the NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind., where he had a hand in organizing many championship events, including the 2003 Women's Basketball Final Four. He is also a member of the NCAA Division I Women's Golf Committee.

    Taylor graduated with Bachelor of Journalism and Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degrees from the University of Missouri in 1999.

    Two years later, he obtained a Master of Arts in Athletic Administration from Ball State University's School of Physical Education (2001).

    Taylor begins his new position at SIU on July 16.