Taylor's wife, Diana Cooke, confirmed he died on 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.
The New Haven Register reported ( http://bit.ly/ZX6Vqi) he was a star at Harvard in the early 1960s where he was an assistant.
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.