Head CoachTaylor started rowing as a freshman at Phillips Academy. His high school career culminated with a win in the boys' first varsity 8 at the NEIRA championship in 2003. Following his graduation from Phillips Academy, Taylor rowed for four years as a lightweight at Princeton University where he rowed in the 1st varsity 8 for three years, earning bronze and silver medals at the Eastern Sprints and a bronze medal at the IRA National Championship. He was elected captain as a senior and was awarded the Gordon G. Sykes Medal for "showing the best sportsmanship and doing the most for rowing" upon his graduation in 2008. Still, not quite content to walk away from his competitive days as an oarsman, Taylor continued to train and earned a seat in the US Men's Lightweight 4, which raced at the World Championships in 2009. As a coach, Taylor worked with the boys' second varsity 8 during his two years teaching at Phillips Academy. Taylor left Phillips Academy in 2010 for a position at Tabor Academy, where he coached the boys' second varsity 8 before serving as the boy's head coach for four years. Taylor has spent his summers coaching at the Craftsbury Sculling Camps since 2004. He is excited to be joining a program on the rise at Northfield Mount Hermon and looks forward to helping the program continue to grow.
Education: BFA, English Literature, and Theatre Production and Design, University of British Columbia; B.Ed. Secondary Education in English, Theatre; IB-MYP, Teaching and Learning Strand - University of British Columbia
Roles at NMH: English teacher, rowing coach, dorm faculty. advisor
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