Tim Taylor Award (ECAC Hockey)

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Tim Taylor Award
Sport Ice hockey
Awarded forThe Coach of the Year in ECAC Hockey
History
First award1987
Most wins Mike Schafer (5)
Rand Pecknold (5)
Most recent Rand Pecknold

The Tim Taylor Award is an annual award given out at the conclusion of the ECAC Hockey regular season to the best coach in the conference as voted by the coaches of each ECAC team. [1]

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The Coach of the Year was first awarded in 1987 and every year thereafter until 2007 when it was renamed in honor of long-time Yale head coach Tim Taylor [2] after he had retired following the 2005–06 season. [3]

The vote for the award was split in its second year, but not since. (as of 2020)

Award winners

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  1. "Gostisbehere, Bodie, Carr earn spots on ECAC Hockey All-League Teams". Union Athletics. 2013-03-21. Retrieved 2013-08-01.
  2. "ECAC Hockey Loses Legendary Coach". Union Athletics. 2013-04-28. Retrieved 2013-08-04.
  3. "Tim Taylor Year-by-Year Coaching Record". USCHO.com. Retrieved 2013-08-04.