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Christian Taylor returns to William & Mary as offensive coordinator

Posted at 4:40 AM, Feb 29, 2020

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Former William & Mary quarterback and assistant coach Christian Taylor has completed his first week of spring practice as the Tribe's offensive coordinator and running backs coach.

Taylor, a Yorktown native, was announced as the new offensive coordinator just a week ago after leading the University of San Diego's offense for two seasons. His first stint as a Tribe coach was from 2008-09 when he joined Jimmye Laycock's staff.

“Biggest thing I learned from him and his staff is accountability," Taylor said. "And responsibility that you have to 18-23 year olds that are putting their lives, and their parents are putting their lives, into your hands.”

As a player, Taylor was part of the 2004 team that had the school's first 11-win season and first appearance in the national semifinals, and the team had that same success during the 2009 season while Taylor was a Tribe coach.

“We lost both of those so part of my wanting to come back was to get to the national title game and make history here helping William and Mary winning the national title.”