Coach Taylor graduated from Barbourville High School in 1991. He holds the single-season record for stolen bases (47), consecutive stolen bases without being thrown out (127), and career stolen bases (137). He currently ranks 3rd all-time in KHSAA history in career stolen bases (137) and was a career .400 hitter from 1988-1991. He was a member of the Kentucky East All-Star Team and was selected to the 1st Team All-State.
Taylor accepted an offer to play college baseball for Gadsden State University in Alabama from 1991-1993. As a two-year starter, he set a single-game record for home runs in a game (3), home runs in consecutive at-bats (4), and was a member of the Alabama East All-Star Team his sophomore year.
Taylor transferred to Union College (Barbourville, Kentucky) in August of 1993 and was a two-year starter for the Bulldogs in 1994-1995. He was a part of the 1994 Conference Championship team and one game shy of the College World Series. He was a two-time conference player of the week and second-team all-conference his senior year. He is currently tied for seventh in Bulldog history for triples in a season (4) and finished his career with 18 home runs.
Taylor was invited to spring training with the Colorado Rockies and worked out with several other MLB organizations including the Cincinnati Reds, Miami Marlins, LA Dodgers, Cleveland Indians, and Kansas City Royals.
After his playing days, Taylor moved back to Alabama for twenty-two years and has coached for the past twenty-five years with stints in middle school baseball and high school softball prior to moving back to London, Kentucky in 2016.