Football Defensive Coordinator
Department: Athletic Department
Office Location: Toller Hall G-24
- B.A., Business Administration, Sterling College.
- M.S., Sports Science, emphasis in sport coaching, United States Sports Academy.
Nick Taylor has been the Briar Cliff football program’s defensive coordinator since 2013. He came to Briar Cliff from Bethany College, in Lindsborg, Kan., where he served as assistant head coach, defensive coordinator and eventually interim head coach.
Taylor coached at Bethany for six years, also serving as the program’s strength and conditioning coach and team community service coordinator as well as the institution’s intramural director. He also served as an assistant coach with the Salina Bombers indoor football team, overseeing the squad’s offensive line. Prior to coaching at Bethany, Taylor spent two seasons (2005, 2006) as the assistant head coach and offensive coordinator at Eureka College, in Eureka, Ill. While there, he also taught physical education classes and served as the school’s intramural director.
Taylor, a native of Oelwein, Iowa, played collegiately at Sterling College, in Sterling, Kan. In 1999, the center was selected to play in the All-American Bowl. Out of college, he got into coaching at MicGill-Toolen High School. From there, he went to Morningside College, where he served as an assistant coach, from 2001 until 2005. During that time he also served as a strength and conditioning coach, equipment manager and as a hall director.
Taylor, a member of both the FCA and the AFCA, has been highly involved in numerous camps over the years as both a director and a clinician. He has also been involved in the community and is known for supporting causes and organizations he is passionate about such as Relay for Life and St. Jude’s. At each of his last two stops, he served as an FCA Huddle Leader and he founded the huddle at Eureka.
Nick, his wife, Trace and their daughter, Maggie, reside in Sioux City.