May 31, 2000
Berkeley, CA - Cal tight end coach Troy Taylor announced Wednesday that he is retiring from college coaching and has accepted a position as an assistant athletic director at Christian Brothers HS in Sacramento, his alma mater. He will also teach and serve as an assistant coach at the high school.
Taylor has spent the last four years on the Cal staff, working with the wide receivers under Steve Mariucci in 1996, serving as quarterback coach in '97 and '98 and then moving to the tight end position last fall. He also served as the team's recruiting coordinator last season.
He said he made his decision because he and his wife Tracey are planning to start a family in the near future and he wanted to be able to devote more time to his family.
"I love Cal and have an immense respect for Tom Holmoe, so this was a difficult decision in that regard," said Taylor. "However, we reached a decision that it would be difficult to raise a family with the demanding and rigorous schedule of being in college coaching. I also have a passion of working with high school kids and think I will really enjoy that aspect.
"I have enjoyed the past five years at Cal and have had the pleasure of working with many wonderful people whom I admire and respect. I will miss them greatly. I know that the football program is in good hands and I will remain a great fan of the Golden Bears."
Head coach Tom Holmoe thanks Taylor for his years of service on the Cal staff. "Troy is a fine coach and a loyal person and we all appreciate his efforts over the past several seasons," said Holmoe. "We wish him all the best in working on the high school level and his plans for his family."
Holmoe said he hopes to name a replacement for Taylor in the next several weeks.