Coach Ken Taylor was a scholar athlete at the University of Richmond. He was a three year starter at defensive back and ran on the University of Richmond Track Team.
Coach Taylor was the head track coach at Orange Park High School from 1974 through 1984 as well as athletic director. He coached two state champions in the pole vault and two high school All-Americans. Four of his athletes vaulted collegiately, two at the University of Florida, one at Florida State University, and one at the University of South Florida.
Coach Taylor also participated in the United States and World Masters track and field winning two national titles in the pole vault and was ranked in the top ten masters pole vaulters in the world.
Coach Taylor coached the Nease High School vaulters for four years. Three of his vaulters were over 14 feet and Michael Buxhholz holds the Nease School Record at 14’6”
He coached collegiately at the University of North Florida for five years. He had four vaulters that were All-Conference in the Atlantic Sun Conference. Christina King was a A-Sun Champion and qualified for the NCAA Championships.
Coach Taylor is president of Ken Taylor & Associates, Inc. and speaks professionally at major conventions across the country when he is not coaching the pole vaulters at Nease High School.