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Sacramento State Hornets hires Troy Taylor as head coach

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Sacramento State Hornets has hired Troy Taylor as its new head football coach. He replaced Jody Sears, who was fired after the season.

He was fired after five years at the school. He guided the team to a 20-35 record.


The Hornets went 2-8 this season under Sears’ leadership. The team was also 0-7 within the Big Sky Conference.

This is Taylor’s first head coaching opportunity at the college level. He previously spent the last two seasons as the Utah Utes Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach in 2017 and 2018.

He was the Eastern Washington Quarterbacks Coach in 2016. He was the Folsom High School Bulldogs Co-Head Coach from 2012 through 2015.

The 50-year-old Downey, California native also served as the Bulldogs head coach in 2003 and 2004. Then, in 2005, he left to serve as a color analyst for the California Golden Bears radio broadcast team.

He also was an assistant coach with the Sacramento Christian Brothers High School Falcons in California in 2001 and 2002. He also served as the Golden Bears tight ends coach in 1999 and 2000.

He also served as the Bears Quarterbacks Coach in 1997 and 1998. Taylor was the Bears Wide Receivers Coach in 1996.

Taylor also served as the Colorado Buffaloes Wide Receivers Coach in 1995. He began his coaching career with Sacramento Casa Roble High School Rams as their Offensive Coordinator in 1994.


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