Taylor, a two-year member of the SCU soccer coaching staff, replaces Greg Andrews who started the program in 2010.
“We are excited to hire Sam as our next women’s soccer coach,” SCU vice president of intercollegiate athletics Mark Arthur said. “He is an SCU graduate who understands the mission of the institution and how athletics plays a part in that mission. We look forward to working with coach Taylor to build on what coach Andrews started.”
Taylor, a native of Nottingham, England, has spent the past two seasons as the goalkeepers coach for the Eagles and worked with the Lady Eagles in 2015. In addition to his work at SCU, he has also coached for the Norman Youth Soccer Association for the past two years and owns his own private coaching company called Taylor Made Soccer Skills.
Before coaching, Taylor played at SCU for three seasons and was an NCCAA second-team all-Region selection. He spent time playing for Notts County Football Club and coached with Nottingham Forest Football Club prior to coming to SCU.
The Lady Eagles completed 2015 with an 8-11-1 record. SCU finished eighth in the Sooner Athletic Conference and made its second straight SAC Tournament appearance. The Lady Eagles also qualified for the NCCAA Central Region Tournament.