Taylor Jones was named as an Assistant Director of Speed, Strength and Conditioning at Coastal Carolina University in the summer of 2012. In addition to working with the Chanticleer baseball team, he is responsible for assisting with football workouts and will also work with the Pro Player Development program for football and baseball.
Prior to coming to Coastal Carolina, Jones spent a season as a graduate intern for the University of Maryland, working directly with football and assisting with men's and women's cross country.
In spring 2011, Jones served as an intern at the University of Missouri, where he assisted primarily with football, and men's and women's track and field, and also worked with softball, women's volleyball, baseball, men's basketball, men's and women's tennis, and women's gymnastics.
Jones received a bachelor's degree in exercise science with focus in strength and conditioning (athletic performance) and a minor in coaching and nutrition in 2011 from Springfield College in Massachusetts. He played strong safety for Springfield College football from 2007-10.
A native of Ansonia, Conn., Jones holds a certification with the National Strength and Conditioning Association and Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. Jones received the Lance Vermeil Award in 2013 at the CSCCa Conference.