Press Taylor

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Press Taylor
Philadelphia Eagles
Position: Offensive quality control & Assistant quarterbacks coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-01-13) January 13, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth: Norman, Oklahoma
Career information
College: Marshall
Career history
As coach:
  • Tulsa (2011–2012)
    Quarterbacks coach & graduate assistant
  • Philadelphia Eagles (2013–2015)
    Offensive quality control
  • Philadelphia Eagles (2016–present)
    Offensive quality control & assistant quarterbacks coach

Press Taylor (born January 13, 1988) is an American football coach for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He is currently the team's offensive quality control and assistant quarterbacks coach.

College career[edit]

Taylor won back-to-back NJCAA national championships at Butler Community College as the starting Quarterback. As a sophomore at Butler, Press threw for over 2,300 yards, ran for 300 yards, and accounted for 27 touchdowns while completing 61% of his passes.

Taylor was rated by Rivals.com as the #2 pro-style Quarterback in the 2009 junior college rankings and chose Marshall in the December signing period over interest from Louisville and Colorado State. Taylor lettered in his 2 seasons at Marshall University.

Coaching career[edit]

Press joined the University of Tulsa coaching staff under Head Coach Bill Blankenship in 2011 as the Offensive Graduate Assistant/Quarterbacks Coach (Tulsa did not have a full-time QB coach, allowing Taylor to handle those duties).[1] During his 2 seasons at Tulsa, the Golden Hurricane compiled a 19-8 record and won the 2012 Conference USA Championship as well as the 2012 AutoZone Liberty Bowl defeating Iowa State. In 2011, under Taylor's direction, senior quarterback G. J. Kinne was named 2nd Team All-C-USA and threw for over 3,000 yards.

Press joined Chip Kelly's staff with the Philadelphia Eagles to serve as the offensive quality control coach in 2013.[2] With the hiring of new head coach Doug Pederson, Taylor was retained and promoted to offensive quality control/assistant quarterbacks coach in 2016.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Press is married to the former Brooklyn Scheer of Tulsa. Taylor is the younger brother of Cincinnati Bearcats offensive coordinator Zac Taylor. Taylor's father, Sherwood, was a defensive back and captain for Oklahoma and head coach Barry Switzer from 1976-1979.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ramspacher, Andrew (November 10, 2011). "Former Herd QB coaching at Tulsa". The Herald-Dispatch. Retrieved 2016-01-20. 
  2. ^ Frank, Reuben (February 6, 2013). "Report: Press Taylor to join Chip Kelly's staff". csnphilly.com. Retrieved 2016-01-20. 
  3. ^ Berman, Zach (January 21, 2016). "Eagles retain seven coaches, add seven new ones". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2016-01-20. 

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