Post University athletics announced some exciting news Friday, as Joseph Taylor was named Head Sprint Football Coach. Taylor spent the last three years on the coaching staff of the Navy sprint football team. He also played with the Midshipmen varsity football team from 2005-09.
Taylor most recently served as the Offensive Coordinator for Navy for the past two seasons after joining the staff in 2013 as the Quarterbacks Coach. Navy led the Collegiate Sprint Football League (CSFL) in total offense last year with 377.4 yards per game. In each of his three seasons in Annapolis, Taylor’s offense had the top rushing attack in the conference. Navy captured the CSFL Championship in 2014 with a 7-0 record.
While Coach Taylor strives to put a great team on the field, he also wants to make sure his student- athletes work hard and are prepared for life after college.
“My goal at Post is to maximize the potential of these young men both on and off the field. I look to grow them into leaders at the university and in the community,” said Taylor.
A four-year letter winner at Navy, Taylor played quarterback, safety, and outside linebacker for the Midshipmen from 2005-09. His team played in a bowl game and defeated arch-rival Army in each of his four years with the squad. He graduated from the Naval Academy in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering.
After college, Taylor spent a season as the quarterbacks coach for the Navy Prep School in Newport, R.I. before heading off for Marines training. With the Marines, Taylor was a Motor Transport Platoon Commander and Logistics Advisor at Camp Pendleton in California and in Afghanistan.
Post University Director of Athletics Ronnie Palmer believes Taylor is the perfect coach to bring the program to the next level.
“We are very excited to bring in somebody with Coach Taylor’s qualifications. He did great things with the Naval Academy football team and will be a tremendous addition to the campus community.”
The Eagles had a tough 2015 season as they finished 0-7. Junior Chris Leggio was one of the bright spots as he became the team’s career leader in total tackles and was one of three players named First Team All-CSFL. Senor Jay’Len Mahan and sophomore Anthony Lucia also received first team honors.
Taylor will begin his tenure with the Eagles at the end of January.