Taylor Hollander enters her second season as the assistant women's tennis coach for 2018-19.
Named the assistant coach in September of 2017 prior to the start of the 2017-18 season, Hollander joined head coach Cami Hubbs in taking over a Hornets program that battled to an 11-17 overall record in 2016-17. Hollader helped lead a young roster to a strong 11-12 overall finish including a 9-2 mark in the Big Sky, the third best record in the conference.
A native of Coral Springs, Fla., Hollander has two years of collegiate coaching experience, having spent the 2016-17 season as an assistant at UNCG (North Carolina at Greensboro) and the 2015-16 season as an assistant at Queens University in Charlotte.
At UNCG, a Div. I member of the Southern Conference, Hollander assisted in nearly every aspect of coaching, including recruiting, practice planning, scheduling and budget. During her time at Queens, she assisted with all aspects of both the men’s and women’s nationally ranked programs. That included serving as the interim head coach during the fall of 2015.
Both the Queens men’s and women’s teams won the 2016 South Atlantic Conference championship. In addition, that season marked the first in six years the men’s program qualified for the NCAA Tournament, while it was the first time in program history the women’s program reached the NCAA Tournament.
A 2015 graduate of North Florida (child psychology), Hollander played four seasons of Div. I collegiate tennis, including three at North Florida and one as SUNY Binghamton.
After spending her freshman season at SUNY Binghamton (2012), Hollander transferred to North Florida where she earned all-Atlantic Sun honors each year with the Ospreys (2013-15). That included being named second team all-league for doubles each season, and second team all-league in singles as a junior. She combined to post 47 singles wins at North Florida, and was part of two NCAA Tournament teams (2013, 2015).
Academically, she was a three-time Scholar Athlete selection and member of the Dean’s List at North Florida. She was also the team captain for the 2015 squad that finished 17-4 overall and 6-0 in league.