Men's Basketball Coaches
Roger Powell Jr.
Head Coach
Pat Baldwin
Assistant Coach
Matt Gordon
Assistant Coach
A.J. Moye
Assistant Coach
Lubos Barton
Director of Recruiting & Player Development
Quintin Garrison
Special Assistant to the Head Coach
Sean Taylor
Video Coordinator / Director of Basketball Operations
Vijay Blackmon
Associate Director of Sports Performance (MBB, WSO)
Julie Vick
Administrative Assistant
Jacob Lindsey
Graduate Assistant
Colin Walls
Graduate Assistant
Ashley Whitcraft, LAT, ATC
Assistant Athletic Trainer (MBB, Cheer/Dance)
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Sean Taylor

Sean Taylor

Video Coordinator / Director of Basketball Operations

Email Sean.Taylor1@valpo.edu

Sean Taylor joined the Valpo men's basketball staff prior to the 2023-24 season as the program’s Video Coordinator/Director of Basketball Operations.

Taylor joins Valpo’s staff after serving as SIUE’s graduate assistant/video coordinator from August 2021 to May 2023. He handled all video responsibilities and assisted with team travel and operations duties.

Prior to his tenure at SIUE, Taylor served as a student manager at Marquette from September 2018 to April 2021. Before his time at Marquette, Taylor spent the 2017-18 season as a men’s basketball student-athlete at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minn.

Taylor is a native of Homewood, Ill. and a product of Marian Catholic High School. His father Mike Taylor spent 20 years as the head boys basketball coach at Marian Catholic, where he compiled 357 career wins, nine regional titles, three sectional championships and five conference crowns.

Taylor graduated from Marquette in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies before going on to earn his master’s in applied communication studies from SIUE in May 2023.

What They’re Saying About Sean Taylor

Brian Barone, SIUE Head Coach: “Sean is somebody who will give everything he has to the program he is part of. In this business, it is a luxury to have somebody who thinks of the team first and himself last. We had the most wins in school history with Sean as part of my staff. He was heavily influential in our process, and I expect him to be the same for Roger at Valpo.”

Dwayne Killings, Albany Head Coach: “I am super excited to see Sean join the staff at Valpo. He is a tireless, dedicated and loyal worker. The staff, players and community will love the heart and effort that Coach Taylor puts into the program.”

Terrance McGee, Wabash Valley College Head Coach: “Sean is a pure joy to work with; as someone so young, he has a good eye for talent, is a hard worker and is dedicated to his craft. Whenever Sean is needed, he will go above and beyond the call of duty. Coming from a family of good coaches, Sean is next in line to carry the torch. Most important, Sean is an awesome person.”

Rob Judson, Illinois State Assistant Coach: “Congratulations to Sean Taylor on his new position and congrats to Coach Powell and Beacon Basketball for hiring a terrific young coach. Sean is a high-energy person with a fantastic feel for the game. He will no doubt add great value to Valpo basketball.”