Taylor Cummings enters her first year as the assistant coach for the Sheridan College women’s basketball team.
Cummings comes to Sheridan College following a two-year stint at NCAA Division II Black Hills State University. During her two years at Black Hills State, Cummings served as the graduate assistant coach for the women’s basketball team under the direction of head coach Mark Nore. In the 2015-2016 season, BHSU experienced a number of firsts for the program at the NCAA Division II level – first top-four finish in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference; first time hosting a RMAC Conference Tournament game; first NCAA DII National Tournament appearance; first win in the NCAA DII National Tournament; and first top-32 finish in NCAA DII.
Prior to Black Hills State University, Cummings enjoyed a successful career at NAIA Division I Montana State University-Northern. She was three year starter for the Skylights at the point guard position and throughout her four years she helped the team to a career record of 89-38 and two NAIA Division I National Tournament appearances, advancing to the Sweet Sixteen in 2014 and the Elite Eight in 2015. In the 2014-2015 season, Cummings was ranked 12th nationally in NAIA Division I in assist/turnover ratio (2.26), 8th in assists per game (5.34), and 3rd in total assists (186). Following her senior campaign, she was named Frontier Conference Defensive Player of the Year and honorable mention all-conference.
Cummings, a native of Belt, Montana, graduated from MSU-N in 2015 with a bachelors in both civil engineering technology and design drafting technology. This past summer she completed her master’s degree in strategic leadership from Black Hills State University.