Nick Taylor
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Defensive Coordinator

Nick Taylor is in his first year as the Briar Cliff football program’s defensive coordinator.  Taylor replaces Justin Mohning, who served in the role for one season.  Taylor 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.  This past spring 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, Illinois.  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, Kansas.  In 1999, the center was selected to play in the All-American Bowl.  Taylor earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Sterling College and later his master’s degree in sports science with an emphasis in sport coaching from the United States Sports Academy.  Out of college, he got into coaching at MicGill-Toolen High School.  From there, he went to Morningside, 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.

 
 
Football Roster
#NamePos.Ht.Wt.Cl.Hometown
Dylan Wilson  FR
1Eddie FicklinDB5-9156SRLos Angeles, CA
3PJ QuirogaQB6-1200JRDonna, TX
4Tyler McGheeWR6-1175SOWestlake, CA
5Kendrick PageDB5-8180JRSan Francisco, CA
5Kenny ThompsonRB5-11230SOLos Angeles, CA
6Robert WilsonRB5-7170JRSt. Louis, MO
7Kevin Van EgdomQB6-4212SOLiberty, MO
8Devin YaboDB5-11189JRPeoria, AZ
9Rusty MuncyP5-10165SOBodfish, CA
10Steven TrujilloDB6-0175JRPeoria, AZ
11Matthew QuickQB6-4240FRArcadia, NE
12Alec DutkoQB6-0175FRStreator, IL
13Jibril JonesOLB5-7185SOVilla Park, IL
14Kevin WilliamsDB5-8160SOGainesville, FL
15Kyle RussellWR6-0170FROviedo, FL
16Jordan SommerlaWR6-0175FRLansing, KS
17Tyler PettittWR6-0185FRNorfolk, NE
18Harrison WentlandOLB5-9180SRMachesney Park, IL
19Lavon WrightWR5-10165SOBuena Park, CA
20Marquette HarperDB5-11180SRLos Angeles, CA
21Kenny HanesDB5-11200JRStockton, CA
22Delenzia Turner-GreenRB5-9195SOArlington, TX
23Jonathan CarterDB5-10177FRCorona, CA
24David HoutILB6-2215SROcheyedan, IA
25Mitch HeikesRB5-11190SOLaurel, NE
26Clayton BengfordDB5-9170FRSioux City, IA
27Andre ReyesOLB5-10210JRKenosha, WI
28Brady Van DusenH-Back6-1215JRSioux City, IA
29Dylan WilsonDB5-11170SOBloomfield, NE
30Mike PineiroWR5-10170SOTucson, AZ
31Eric NicholsenDB5-10185JROmaha, NE
32Alex PujadoRB/K5-10185FRHarrisburg, SD
33Stanley SpeedRB6-0170FRVirginia Beach, VA
34James HoseyRB5-9175FRBakersfield, CA
35Nick Bozorg-OmidRB5-10190FRPocatello, ID
36Shaun PisaniILB6-0205FRCorona, CA
37Ta'Dale HarrisRB6-0185FRDetroit, MI
38Chris NashILB6-2190JRMonroe, IA
40Matt MillerDL6-3260JRMoraine, OH
41Hoy ThompsonOLB5-11190FRFort Lauderdale, FL
42Alfredo VizcarraILB5-9225SRHouston, TX
43Matt DelaneyILB5-10225SRBellevue, NE
44Rasheed TynesILB6-0215FRBaltimore, MD
45Brandon LindseyOLB6-2185FRGainesville, FL
46Spencer SinclairDB5-9180FRChino, CA
47Tanner SchumacherDB5-7180JRBloomfield, NE
48Kelby HowellOLB6-1205FRValliant, OK
50Richard LumpkinOL6-0390FROmaha, NE
51CJ BurroughsILB/LS6-0190FRHowell, MI
52Samuel GarnerILB5-11245FRDetroit, MI
53Sheldon DoyleOL6-1250FRAtlanta, GA
54Trevor HessLS5-10190FRGilbert, AZ
55Cody JordanOL6-1255JRFlorissant, MO
56Tyler DeanDL5-11228FRNorth Port, FL
57Josh BlockILB6-0205SOPonca, NE
58Gabriel NavarroDL6-2265FRSioux City, IA
59Jameel CunninghamOL5-11250SRSt. Louis, MO
60A.J. GlarosOL6-0280SOStockton, CA
62Matt JacobsOL5-11270SOFremont, NE
63Josh CanterOL6-0260FRWest Haven, UT
64Aaron RifeOL5-10235FRHazelton, ID
65Anthony AllenDL6-3240FRHouston, TX
66Brandon DismelDL6-0310FRParkville, MD
67Trevor HolenDL6-6200FRGrand Island, NE
68Aleny VegaILB6-0190FRWesley Chapel, FL
71Matt WetzelOL6-3250FRGreenacres, FL
73Savino LebronDL6-0265FRDeshler, NE
74Rudy RiveraOL6-1275SOSan Antonio, TX
75Derek SellersOL6-7250FRChandler, AZ
76Devonta BrisonOL6-0345FRSt. Louis, MO
77Wes BellOL6-3320SRSt. Louis, MO
78Calee EwingOL6-4280FRTemple, TX
79Josh WebbOL6-5270SRIndianola, IA
80Bret Van MuydenWR6-1190JRHawarden, IA
81Holden OelkeWR6-4175FRHickman, NE
82Brandon WilliamsWR5-10170FRSarasota, FL
83Jesus FloresWR6-1195JRHuntington Park, CA
84Ryne KludtWR6-5195SOViborg, SD
85Mathew MorenoWR5-9170FRPrescott Valley, AZ
86Andrew JindraH-Back6-4225SROmaha, NE
87Robert MileyH-Back6-1215FRCedar Rapids, IA
88Matt HarshmanWR6-3180SOTucson, AZ
89Justin StragliatiH-Back6-0220SOFlorissant, MO
90Marshall EllisDL6-2298JRAtlanta, GA
91Eric JonesDL6-2220SRSt. Louis, MO
92Clayton GudmundsonDL6-3275FRRingling, MT
93Solomon ShaverLB5-9230FRGardena, CA
94Tom GreeneDL6-3230FRNorwalk, IA
95Aaron LakeH-Back6-2210FRSt. Louis, MO
96Colden HillyerDL6-3185FRImogene, IA
97Kevin OccilDL6-2200FRHouston, TX
99Alex HerndonDL6-1260SRCrockett, CA
Tom Rethman - Head Coach/OC
Joe Schmitz - Assistant Head Coach/OL
Nick Taylor - Defensive Coordinator
Cory Miller - Assistant Coach- DB/ST
Brian Wehler - Assistant Coach- WR
Sean Kelly - Assistant Coach- DL
Chase Colvin - Assistant Coach - H-Backs
Bryce Harshman - Assistant Coach- WR
Julian Lee - Assistant Coach- LB
Alex Berg - Student Assistant - 1st season
Chase Collins - Student Assistant - 1st season
Giles LaBelle - Film Coordinator
 
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