Seth Taylor is the newest member of the Toledo women's soccer coaching staff after being named assistant coach by two-time Mid American Conference Coach of the Year Brad Evans.
Evans announced Taylor's appointment on February 3 and brings the young coach in after having a successful three-year stop at California Baptist University. Taylor won two PacWest Conference titles and two consecutive NCCAA National Championships in 2011 and 2012, while garnering an impressive 48-9-3 overall record during his time in Riverside.
Last season, the Lancers posted a 12-5-1 record and were 10-2 in the PacWest, finishing second overall in the conference. For its first season of post-season eligibility, CBU snagged the conference's automatic qualifier to make its first trip to the NCAA Division II Tournament. Nine Lancers were also named to the all-conference team, the most of any team.
The Lancers went 18-2-1 in 2011 and 2012, both were program records and had five players earn NCAA All-American honors and six earn All-PacWest accolades with Witz was named PacWest and NCCAA Player of the Year as well.
Taylor made huge strides in his first year in Riverside, aiding the Lancers to their first NCCAA National Championship and best-ever record of 18-2-1. He also helped CBU to a PacWest conference crown in the program's first year in the NCAA Division II Tournament.
Through the four games of the NCCAA regional and national tournament play, CBU outscored its opponents 12-1 to take the crown. His team also had many outstanding individual players including PacWest Newcomer of the Year Kylee Nicassio, Freshman of the Year Kimberly Allard and Co-PacWest Goalkeeper of the Year Nicoline Jorgensen.
Before coming to CBU, Taylor had a two-year stint as the assistant women's soccer coach at NCAA Division II member Ohio Dominican University in Columbus. During his tenure in Columbus, the Panthers enjoyed a 23-7-6 combined record, spent part of the seasons in the NAIA Top 25 and barely missed the NAIA National Tournament in 2009 after losing in penalty kicks to Cal State San Marcos in the Association of Independent Institution finals.
Taylor also helped develop two All-Americans and eight all-conference selections on the ODU squad.
The new assistant coach has an abundance of coaching and administrative experience as he also served as the camp director and coach for the MLS Columbus Crew Soccer Camp, putting together residential, speed and agility camps for the players and working with the Crew staff.
He also served as the camp coach for the MAC powerhouse Akron Zips and worked under Caleb Porter and he worked at the Naval Academy Soccer Camp.
Toledo's newest assistant coach also did some scouting work for the Vancouver Whitecaps and served as head coach for the No. 2 regionally and No. 20 nationally Ohio Premeir Eagles Soccer Club.
He has earned an NSCAA Premeier Coaching Diploma and USSFC License and also received his NSCAA Regional Goalkeeping Diploma and an NSCAA Collegiate Professional Development Certificate.
Taylor was a four-year starter, and two-time All-America Mideast Conference Selection before his graduation in 2008 from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. He was also a two-time National Christian College Athletic Assosiation Academic All-American and led his team to a third-place finish in the NSCCA National Tournament.
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