Mount Vernon High School names new head football coach


Credit: Mount Vernon High School

Isaiah Taylor, former head coach of Wicomico High (“Wi-Hi”) School’s football team in Salisbury, Maryland, has been selected as the new head football coach for the Mount Vernon Majors.

Taylor, a one-time Salisbury University wide receiver who went on to serve as an assistant football coach for the team, was one of 51 applicants for the Mount Vernon coaching job, said Brian Murphy, the high school’s director of student activities.

“I am excited to see what Coach Taylor has to offer our student athletes at Mount Vernon High School,” said Murphy. “We feel he is a home run for our kids.”

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— Mt. Vernon Football (@MVMajorFootball) January 21, 2023

During his four seasons as coach at Wi-Hi, Taylor was credited with turning around the school’s football program, achieving an 8-1 record in 2021 and going 6-3 this past year. Known for being a role model and inspiration for student athletes, he was named the Delmarva Sports Network’s “Coach That Makes a Difference” in 2022.

Earlier in his career, Taylor was a head football coach at James M. Bennett High School in Salisbury and an admissions counselor and recruiter at Salisbury University. He also played briefly for a professional arena football league and worked as a consultant and director of operations for companies involved with sports-related projects.

Mount Vernon High School staff are eager to welcome Taylor to his new home.

“Coach Taylor can begin coaching football immediately,” said Murphy. “We are working on getting him in the building as soon as possible, so he can begin working with our players.”

The school’s principal JoVon Rogers said Taylor can interview “for any positions he might be qualified to do” in the next school year.

Taylor replaced former head football coach Monty Fritts who stepped down in November.

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