Tayler Gray has been a mainstay around the Bearkat volleyball program since joining the program, officially, in 2010. The daughter of head coach Brenda Gray, she has spent her life around Bearkat volleyball and was the starting setter when the Bearkats claimed the 2012 Southland Conference championship.
Gray played for the Kats from 2010-13 and also showed off her skills on the softball diamond as a dual-sport athlete during that time. She was a two-time all-SLC performer on the volleyball court, earning second team all-league honors in 2012 before being named to the first team as a senior in 2013.
She led the Kats to a combined 38-22 record in both 2012 and 2013, going 29-7 against Southland foes in that time, while having a hand in 71 wins and helping Sam Houston to a 49-16 league record during her Sam Houston career. She closed finished her tenure with 2,352 assists, a mark that still holds a spot in the all-time top 10 at Sam Houston.
Gray then joined the coaching staff as a volunteer coach in 2014 and has helped the Bearkats make deep runs in the SLC Tournament each of the past two seasons. Since becoming a part of the program in 2010 she has been a part of 121 Bearkat victories and helped direct Sam Houston to the league tournament each year, including at least the tournament semifinals four times.