Coach Taylor Wray is in his 5th year at the helm at St. Joe's. After a successful playing career at Duke ('03), which included being team captain in 2003, Wray has quickly become one of the best young coaches in the game. Wray came to St. Joe's in August of 2011, after serving as an assistant at Lehigh for 4 years.
The Hawks won 11 games in 2015, took home the 2015 NEC regular season crown, and hosted the NEC Tournament last year, before ultimately bowing out to Bryant in the NEC title game. St. Joe's should be in the hunt for the NEC AQ in 2016 and a potential trip to the #TheBigBBQ2016, which would be the program's first trip to the dance in its history. The Hawks begin their season at home on February 20th against VMI.
Coach Taylor kindly took some time out of his schedule for a Q&A with the Nation. Thanks Coach, we greatly appreciate it!
*CC questions are italicized and Coach Wray's responses are bolded.*
1. CC: Coach the Hawks had a successful 2015 and finished as the only team in the NEC with a record above .500. Can you tell us what you will remember most from the 2015 team?
Our offense is at its best when they are dodging physically, moving the ball quickly and playing with great tempo. We really stress reading the defense, ball movement and passing - if we can do those things well, I think we'll be productive again this season.
- What's your favorite show that's on right now?
- Favorite spot to eat in the city?
TW: With a 4 year old and 5 year old we don't get out much. I live in Havertown and I like a place near my house called the Brick and Brew.