Former Weber State College women's basketball standout Carla Taylor has been hired as the Lady Wildcats' new coach, says WSC Athletic Director Mike Price.

Taylor, who played for WSC 1980-84, assumes her duties Sept. 1, pending the approval of the school's WSC Institutional Council.Taylor comes to Weber State from the University of Utah where she spent last season as an assistant under basketball coach Elaine Elliott. Taylor aided Elliott last season in leading the Lady Utes to a 19-9 overall record and a second-place finish in the High Country Athletic Conference with an 8-2 record.

"I am excited to be back at Weber State," Taylor said Tuesday. "I am looking forward to getting the players back to school and starting practice and I'm optimistic about the coming year."