During his previous time at Virginia, Taylor was recognized as one of the top assistant coaches in the country by earning an invite to the prestigious Nike Villa 7 program. During his tenures, the Cavaliers made five NCAA tournament appearances and signed back-to-back top-15 recruiting classes. Taylor also coached Monica Wright during the 2010 season when she was named the ACC Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, while also garnering AP and State Farm All-America honors.
After leaving UVA, Taylor served as the principal at William Wetsel Middle School in Madison, Va., and was as an assistant coach at United Christian Academy, leading the team to a 45-6 record during his time on the sideline with two state appearances and a regional championship in 2014. In his previous high school coaching tenure, Taylor helped lead Orange County to a school-record 25-straight wins and its first-ever state tournament appearance in 2005-2006. He also led Madison County to a school-record 28-straight wins, District and Regional Championships in 2008-09 and a state tournament Final Four Berth. His overall head coaching record is 134-44.
Taylor, who was born in Charlottesville, received a B.S. in political science and an M.S. in educational Administration from James Madison. He is married to the former Tonya Daughtry, a graduate of the McIntire School of Commerce at UVA. The couple has three children, a daughter Jordan and sons Dalton and Jackson.
'Hoos Look to Bolster Novice ProgramWomen's Rowing9/26/17Assistant coach Erin Neppel, who joined Kevin Sauer's staff in July, has been charged with reviving the Cavaliers' novice program.De Koning Finds Second Home at UVAField Hockey9/25/17A native of Holland, Nadine de Koning is a four-year starter for No. 4 Virginia, which hosts Pacific at 1 p.m. Monday at the U-Hall Turf Field.'Hoos Make Statement With Resounding WinFootball9/23/17On the blue turf of Albertsons Stadium, where Boise State rarely loses, Virginia rolled a 42-23 victory Friday night in a game shown on ESPN2.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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