Donald Taylor

Dr. Don Taylor

Donald Taylor

Head Men's Tennis Coach

Phone: (765) 998-5300

Specialties: administration/management, coaching, motor learning, sports, technology, tennis


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Donald L. Taylor

765- 998-5300 (work)




 8/91 - present Professor of Physical Education: teach major and non-major physical education courses: Coordinator for the Sport Management major and for PHP Dept. internships; teach Human Performance Technology, Sport Management, Seminar in Sport Management, Administration of Human Performance, Tennis, & Motor Learning.
4/95 - present Men's Tennis Coach: Responsible for all aspects of the men's tennis program including scheduling, conducting practices, coaching matches, recruiting, maintaining the budget, and procuring and accounting for equipment. Serve as the Men's Tennis Coordinator for the Mid-Central Conference.




Taylor University
7/95 - 5/08 Associate Dean, Division of Education: Responsible for oversight of two departments, the Dept. of Education and the Dept. of PHP in the areas of personnel, budgets, programs, and facilities and equipment.
8/91 - 5/05 Chair, Department of Physical Education and Human Performance: Responsible for developing and evaluating staff, budgeting, developing course and faculty schedules, management of facilities and equipment, and planning for a department of 14 people.


Lock Haven University
Lock Haven, PA 17745
8/87 - 12/90 Assistant Athletic Director. Responsible for scheduling & assisting in facilities, budgeting, travel, personnel, & game management for the 9 men's sports; responsible for eligibility, compliance, & athletic promotions & advertising for all 18 sports.
8/79 - 6/91 Associate Professor of Physical Education. Teach a variety of courses for majors and non-majors: Motor Learning, Coaching Basketball, Basketball, Baseball, Personal Physical Fitness, Gymnastics, Tumbling, Racquet Sports and Badminton/Tennis.
8/79 - 5/88 Assistant Men's Basketball Coach. Duties included on-the-floor coaching, scouting, recruiting, counselling student-athletes, budgeting, conducting summer camps and clinics, public relations, and fund raising.


Springfield College
Springfield, MA
9/77 - 5/79 Graduate Assistant Basketball Coach. Duties included on-the-floor coaching, scouting, and recruiting.
9/77 - 5/78 Teaching Fellow. Taught soccer, football, racquetball, basketball, and assisted with Introduction to Physical Education.
9/78 - 5/79 Research Fellow. Assisted in research in motor learning and biomechanics.


Chambersburg High School
Chambersburg, PA
3/77 - 5/77 Assistant Track & Field Coach. Served as a substitute teacher in seven school districts in South Central PA.


Fitness Motivation Institute
9/76 - 5/77 Lectured on physical fitness and sold Apollo exercisers.




U.S. Army
9/73 - 9/76 Served as a radio operator with the Airborne Rangers and Special Forces. Honorable discharge at the rank of Sergeant.


Aetna Life & Casualty Co., Harrisburg, PA
8/72 - 8/73 Insurance claims adjuster.




The Pennsylvania State University 
University Park, PA, 3/81 - 5/92
Ed.D. in Higher Education with a minor in Sports Administration. Also earned 39 credits in Sport Psychology.


West Virginia University
Morgantown, WVA, 5/80 - 6/80


Springfield College
Springfield, MA, 9/77 - 6/79
M.S. in Physical Education with concentrations in exercise physiology and teaching and administration.


Shippensburg University 
Shippensburg, PA, 6/77 - 8/77, 3/68 - 5/68


Lock Haven University
Lock Haven, PA, 9/68 - 5/72
B.S. in Health and Physical Education. Magna Cum Laude, Gold Whistle Award, Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities, soccer and track and field.




"The Effects of Intercollegiate Athletic Participation on Self-Esteem," Doctoral Thesis, Penn State University, 1992.
"A Comparison of the Changes in Anaerobic Threshold Between Middle and Long-Distance Runners," Master's Thesis Springfield College, 1979.




Taylor, D.L. (1995). "A comparison of college athletic participants and nonparticipants on self-esteem." Journal of College Student Development, Sept. - Oct., pp. 444-451.
Taylor, D.L. (1993). "Another aspect of stewardship." The Christian Standard. Cincinnati, OH:Standard Publishing, Co., October 31.




"A Small College Teacher Education Program," with J. Romine, Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Conference, November 5, 2004, Indianapolis, IN.
"Using Reinforcement to Discipline and Motivate Tennis Players," Indiana High School Tennis Coaches' Convention, February 8, 2003, Indianapolis, IN
"Tennis Specific Weight Training," Indiana High School Tennis Coaches' Convention, February 8, 2002, Indianapolis, IN
Taylor University Tennis Camp, Director, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
USPTA Women's Clinic at the RCA Tournament (assistant), 1996, 1997, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008
Blackford Co. YMCA Summer Tennis Instructor, 1997, 1998
Tennis Instructor, private lessons, 1997, 1998,1999,2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Doubles Clinic, Ft. Wayne NJTL, 2000, 2001
Ft. Wayne NJTL Clinic, 2002, 2003
LANSE (Indiana High School Coaching Certification Course)
Coordinator and Presenter, 1999-03




Taylor University Mini Grant Technology Workshop, 2006
USPTA Midwest Annual Convention, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2007
USPTA Midwest Mini Clinic, 1997
Indiana High School Tennis Coaches Association Conference, 1998-2008
USPTA Specialty Course, 1998-2007




United States Tennis Association
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.
Indiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance - serving on the Sport Council
Midwest District Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
United States Professional Tennis Association - certified Teaching Pro
Intercollegiate Tennis Association




Escape to Reality Facilitator
Escape to Reality Trainer
USPTA P2 Certified Tennis Teaching Pro
USTA Sport Science Certification - Level I




Mid-Central Conference Men's Tennis Coach of the Year: 1999, 2001, 2007