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Diljeet Taylor Staff Bio | Women's Cross Country and Distance Coach

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Diljeet Taylor
Cross Country

Coaching Honors

  • Coached 16 All-Americans at Cal State Stanislaus
  • Coached consecutive runner-up finishes in the indoor championhips by the distance medley relay team while at Cal State Stanislaus
  • Coached Abraham Alvarado to the 2016 Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon

Coaching Experience 

  • Director of Track & Field and Cross Country at Cal State Stanislaus (2013-16) 
  • Men's and Women's Cross Country Head Coach at Cal State Stanislaus (2007-13) 
  • Distance Coach for Men's and Women's Outdoor Track Team and Women's Indoor Track Team at Cal State Stanislaus (2007-13) 
  • Head Coach at Menlo College (2005-06) 

Running Career 

  • Three time All-American in indoor and outdoor track and field during her 1999-2002 career at Cal State Stanislaus 
  • Set school record indoor record in the 800m (2002) 
  • Finished second at the NCAA Indoor Championship in the 800m (2002) 
  • Finished her career second on the outdoor track all-time list in both the 800- and 1,500-meter events
  • Cal State Stanislaus Female Athlete of the Year and Scholar Athelete of the Year (2002) 
  • Most Valuable Runner (2000-02)
  • Served as team captain for two years for the Warriors 


  • Cal State Stanislaus (2002, B.A.) 


  • Married to Ira Taylor, former Cal State Stanislaus basketball player 
  • Diljeet and Ira have two children, Taj and Avi