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Christian Taylor
Christian  Taylor

Co-Offensive Coor., QB's (5th Year)


Coaching Staff Reloads

San Diego welcomes three familiar faces to staff for 2018-19


Spring Football begins on Tuesday for Toreros

Annual Spring Game scheduled for March 17th at Torero Stadium

Christian Taylor has been promoted to co-Offensive Coordinator for the upcoming 2018 season. He returned to the Torero program in 2017 in the role of wide receivers coach and the pass game coordinator.

The Torero offense in 2017 was led by junior quarterback Anthony Lawrence who was named the PFL Offensive Player of the Year after passing for 3,131 yards and 33 touchdowns. Senior receiver Justin Priest was named First Team All-PFL after hauling in a team-best 75 receptions for 1,097 yards and 13 touchdowns.

He returned to USD in 2017 after spending two seasons at Illinois Wesleyan University where he was Offensive Coordinator, Recruiting Coordinator and Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. In 2016 the IWU offense averaged 34.3 points per game and ranked first in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) for Red Zone offense (88.4%, 8th nationally). The team finished 7-3 overall and was ranked as high as 15th in the national polls. Two running backs (Maurice Shoemaker-Gilmore and Austin Harrell) averaged 7 yards per carry and Taylor helped direct two players to 1st team All-CCIW honors (Shoemaker-Gilmore and WR Artie Checchin).

Taylor's first stint with USD came during the 2012 and 2013 seasons as the running back coach and recruiting coordinator. The Toreros went 8-3 in back-to-back seasons with the 2012 squad earning a share of the Pioneer Football League championship. During that time four Toreros earned All-PFL honors under his direction -- running back Joe Ferguson (1st Team, 2013), fullback Montell Allen (2nd Team, 2013), fullback Lawrence Larivee (1st Team, 2012), and running back Kenn James (Honorable Mention, 2013).

Prior to his first stop at USD, Taylor earned valuable experience at three other universities. In 2011 Taylor was an offensive football analyst at the University of Michigan, working with a team that went 11-2 and won the Sugar Bowl. In 2010 he was an offensive assistant at San Diego State with a team that was 9-4 and won the Poinsettia Bowl. And he spent two seasons on the William and Mary coaching staff (2008-09), gaining experience coaching tight ends (2008) and quarterbacks (2009). Besides helping to direct four players to All-Conference honors, former quarterback RJ Archer reached the NFL and played with Minnesota, Detroit and Seattle. Taylor also had responsibilities with the place-kickers, the video editing system, and in the team's recruiting efforts.

Taylor is a 2007 graduate with a degree in kinesiology from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. He earned a pair of varsity letters as a quarterback for the Tribe and was a four-year member of the team's travel squad. The 2004 team advanced all the way to the FCS national semi-finals.

From Yorktown, Virginia, Taylor attended Grafton High School. He married Shay Timms (2 sons are Anthony and Tyler) during the 2017 summer. Shay earned her undergraduate degree (BBA '96) and Law degree (JD '99) from USD.

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