NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Tim Taylor, former Yale head coach with the most hockey wins at the Ivy League school, has died of cancer. He was 71.

Taylor's wife, Diana Cooke, confirmed he died Saturday, two weeks after Yale won its first national championship.
He was active internationally through January when he served as director of player personnel for the U.S. Junior National Team, which won gold at the World Junior Championships in Russia.

Taylor served as Yale's head coach from 1976 to 2006.

He coached 28 seasons in New Haven, not including two years with Olympic teams. He won more games (337) than any coach in the 117-year history of the program.

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