Aaron Taylor is entering his first season as the Running Backs coach for the Fayetteville State football program.
This season will be Taylor's ninth season of collegiate coaching after having spent seven seasons (2001-07) on the Hampton University football coaching staff and the last four at Florida A&M.
During his tour at Hampton, Taylor served in the various roles having tutored the running backs, tight ends and tackles for three seasons; as well as four years with defensive line.
Taylor worked with numerous all-conference performers that led the Hampton defense, which ranked amongst the best in the country. With the Pirates defensive unit leading Division I-AA (FCS) in turnovers forced in 2004, Hampton was able to capture its third MEAC championship.
In 2005, his first season overseeing the running backs, he aided Alonzo Coleman and Ardell Daniels in becoming just the third duo in Division I FCS history to rush for 1,000 yards each in consecutive seasons.
The past two seasons at FAMU, he tutored two of the top runners in the MEAC - quarterback Curtis Pulley and running back Philip Sylvester.
Taylor, who was born in Charleston, IL, is the oldest son of Head Coach Joe Taylor. He is a graduate of Phoebus (VA) High School where he was a four-year letterman in football.
He earned his bachelor's degree in History/Political Science from Virginia State University and was also a member of the Trojans' football team. His outstanding senior campaign as an offensive guard garnered him All-Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) honors.