Coach Taylor takes the place of Ed Green (center) who held the position for four seasons and led the Raiders to win more games in a stretch of four years than at any other time in the history of the basketball program. Mr. Lawrence had this to say about Coach Green's tenure: "We have been very blessed and fortunate to have Ed Green in this position. Coach Green is a gracious and true professional in every sense of the word—a class act. The team's success is a source of pride and an indication of the quality of coaching North Cross has enjoyed under his direction."
About Shannon Taylor: Shannon Taylor was appointed the Defensive Coordinator for the varsity football team at North Cross in 2010. Taylor was an All-ACC linebacker at the University of Virginia where played from 1996-1999. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in 2000 and spent five years playing in the NFL, most notably with the Baltimore Ravens. Taylor was a football, basketball, and track star at Patrick Henry High School where he is a member of the school’s athletic Hall of Fame.