Andalusia’s Trent Taylor named Star-News’ Coach of the Year

Published 12:05 am Tuesday, December 26, 2017



Andalusia High School head coach Trent Taylor led the Bulldogs to the Class 4A semifinals this season and has been named the Star-News’ Coach of the Year for the 2017 season.

In his third season at the helm of his alma mater, Taylor was the mastermind behind back-to-back fourth round playoff runs.

Taylor helped lead the Bulldogs to two-straight 12-win seasons and has made it to at least the third round of the playoffs in each of his three seasons.

The Bulldogs have also set a school record with 539 points scored in 2017. The previous record was 487 set in Taylor’s second season at Andalusia.

Taylor also became the first Andalusia High School football coach to get a win over UMS-Wright.

In three years at Andalusia High School, Taylor has amassed a 35-6 overall record and an 8-3 postseason record.

Before returning to his alma mater, Taylor spent 25 years as the head coach at Straughn High School where he went 175-107.

Taylor began his head coaching career with a two-year stint at Kinston in  the 1988 and 1989 seasons.

In his 30 years as a high school head coach, Taylor has a record of 218-127. His teams have scored a collective 8,504 points.

His career playoff record sits at 24-25.