Taylor Stinson
Taylor Stinson
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 815-226-4015
Email: tstinson@rockford.edu

Taylor Stinson took over as Rockford's head women's basketball coach in February 2019. Stinson began his tenure at the helm of the women's basketball program after spending the previous four seasons as an assistant coach for the RU men's basketball team. He is the thirteenth head coach in program history. 

As an assistant for the Rockford University men's team, Stinson oversaw the team's strength and conditioning program, scouting of opponents, film breakdown, the development of perimeter players and was a key figure in the recruitment process. The men's basketball program saw steady improvement over the last four years since Stinson joined the staff. The Regents won no less than eight NACC games in each season, including the team's first winning record in conference play since the 2008-09 season. Additionally, Stinson helped guide the Regents to their first trip to the conference tournament this year since the 2012-13 season. With Stinson on staff, the Regents have had 21 NACC Scholar-Athletes, six All-NACC performers, two NACC Defensive Players of the Year, two NACC All-Freshman Team selections, one All-Region selection, one CoSIDA Academic All-District selection, one CoSIDA Academic All-American and a Jostens Trophy Finalist.

Stinson's four-year playing career as a Regent included both individual and team success. During his time on the court, Rockford earned three berths in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Tournament, including a trip to the semifinals in 2008-09. Stinson was also a key component in helping turn around a Rockford program that went 1-24 in 2007-08, to a team that finished the 2008-09 season with a 17-10 record and earned the third seed in the NACC Tournament. Individually, Stinson holds multiple records both at Rockford University and in the NACC. Stinson's ten made three-pointers against North Central University still stands as the current RU record. He is also the Rockford University record holder for three-point attempts in a game (17), in a season (218) and in a career (665). At the conference level, Stinson is the NACC career record holder for three-point attempts (665) and is second in made three-pointers (238). 

Stinson graduated from Rockford University with a bachelor's degree in Sports Management and a minor in Business Administration. He currently lives in Rockford, Illinois.