Stanford hires Troy Taylor as head football coach

Sacramento State’s Troy Taylor hired to be the new head football coach at Stanford, the school announced on Saturday. Taylor went 30-8 (23-1 Big Sky) in three seasons with the FCS program, reaching the postseason tournament each year.

am excited to welcome Troy and his family to Stanford,” AD Bernard Muir said in a statement. “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.”

Prior to Sac State, Taylor was the OC for two seasons at Utah in the Pac-12. He played and coached at California and was a high school coach in the state for many years, mostly at Folsom HS outside of Sacramento.

“I am thrilled to be the new head football coach at Stanford University,” Taylor said. “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.”

Stanford’s previous head coach, David Shaw, resigned last month after 12 seasons at the helm. The Cardinal last played in a bowl game in 2018, falling from national prominence after becoming a fixture in the Rose Bowl earlier in the decade.


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