Press Taylor

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Press Taylor
Philadelphia Eagles
Position:Quarterbacks coach
Personal information
Born: (1988-01-13) January 13, 1988 (age 31)
Norman, Oklahoma
Career information
College:Marshall
Career history
As coach:
Career highlights and awards

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 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, Taylor 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]

Taylor 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.

Taylor 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] After the 2017 season, Taylor was again promoted, this time to quarterbacks coach to replace John DeFilippo who left at the end of the season to become offensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings.

Personal life[edit]

Taylor is married to Brooklyn Scheer, whom he met at Tulsa.[4] The couple have 2 daughters, Teale, born March 2017 and Carolina Leigh, born December 2018.

Taylor is the younger brother of Los Angeles Rams quarterbacks coach 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 January 20, 2016.
  2. ^ Frank, Reuben (February 6, 2013). "Report: Press Taylor to join Chip Kelly's staff". csnphilly.com. Retrieved January 20, 2016.
  3. ^ Berman, Zach (January 21, 2016). "Eagles retain seven coaches, add seven new ones". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved January 20, 2016.
  4. ^ Benoit, Andy (December 6, 2018). "The Brothers Taylor Are Coaching's Next Big Thing". Retrieved January 11, 2019.

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