Robb Taylor, head coach for Auburn’s wheelchair basketball team, came to Auburn in March 2016. Taylor has been involved in wheelchair basketball since 1999. He began coaching at the University of Illinois, where he received his undergraduate degree and served as assistant coach for both the men’s and women’s teams on campus. After graduating, he moved to Arizona and became the head coach of the Phoenix Mercury, a women’s wheelchair basketball team. After several successful years in Arizona, Taylor returned to Chicago and became the head coach of the Windy City Warriors, a junior team.
Throughout his career, Taylor has been involved with the both the men’s and women’s U.S. National Paralympic Teams. Taylor has worked with the US Women’s Paralympic Team from 2002-2008, officially as assistant coach from 2005-2008. Taylor was part of the staff that won gold during the 2008 Summer Paralympic Games in Beijing, China. Taylor has been an assistant coach with the US Men’s Paralympic Basketball Team since 2013, and helped coach the team to a gold medal the at the 2016 Summer Paralympic Games in Rio, Brazil. Taylor will continue as assistant coach of the U.S. Men’s Paralympic team through the 2021 Summer Paralympics in Tokyo, Japan.
Taylor received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Recreation, Sports and Tourism from University of Illinois and his Master’s in Education with a focus on Counseling and Psychology from University of Missouri. He resides in Auburn, AL with his wife Sara. They have two sons, Jeremy and Jaxson.