Stanford names Sacramento State’s Troy Taylor as new soccer coach

Sacramento State’s Troy Taylor has been named the brand new soccer coach at Stanford, the college introduced on Saturday.

Taylor, who graduated from Cal, has been the coach at Sacramento State since 2019. The Hornets had been upset by Incarnate Phrase within the quarterfinal spherical of the FCS playoffs on Friday night time, paving the best way for Taylor’s transfer to Stanford.

“I am thrilled to be the new head football coach at Stanford University,” Taylor mentioned in an announcement. “The opportunity to lead the finest student-athletes in the country is truly a dream come true, and I would like to thank President Tessier-Lavigne, Provost Drell and Bernard Muir. I believe that Stanford Football is perfectly positioned to become champions on the football field while maintaining our world-class reputation for academic excellence.”

Taylor, 54, is a two-time Massive Sky Convention Coach of the Yr (2019, ’21) gained the 2019 Eddie Robinson Award as FCS coach of the 12 months and is a finalist once more this 12 months after main his group to a 12-0 report earlier than Friday’s loss.

“I am excited to welcome Troy and his family to Stanford,” director of athletics Bernard Muir mentioned in an announcement. “Troy is a proven winner who has experienced success at many levels of football. Throughout our visits together he demonstrated an understanding of what makes Stanford special, and a deep desire to capitalize on our unique strengths. He possesses an incredible football mind and has a long history of caring deeply for the student-athletes he leads. I am excited for the next chapter of Cardinal football and eager for our student-athletes to experience Troy’s passion, wisdom and leadership.”

The Stanford job opened when David Shaw resigned in November after 12 seasons. He was the winningest coach in Stanford historical past with a 96-54 report. His resignation got here after back-to-back 3-9 seasons and a 14-28 stretch for the reason that begin of 2019.

Former Dallas Cowboys coach, Jason Garrett, was reportedly within the job however removed himself from consideration on Thursday.