North Cross School is proud to announce that Shannon Taylor has been named head coach of the Girls’ Varsity Basketball team. Taylor is not a new face in the North Cross athletic department. Last season he coached the Boys JV White basketball team and has been the defensive coordinator of the Raiders football team for the last six seasons. “Shannon Taylor has a tremendous ability to reach young people of all ages, and we are fortunate to have him in a position to help build our girls basketball program,” said North Cross School’s Director of Athletics and Wellness, Eric Lawrence.
Shannon Taylor (click image to download a larger version)
For the last three seasons, Shannon has been coaching the Boy’s U11 VA All Star Hawks. They finished 2014 with a 61-7 record, earning the AAU State Championship, the AAU National Classic Championship, and NTBA National Runner-up.
Taylor was a standout athlete at Patrick Henry High School. He graduated in 1994 and was inducted into the Patrick Henry Sports Hall of Fame in 2013. Taylor continued his football career at the University of Virginia where he earned a B.A. in Anthropology and a minor in Psychology. He was drafted in 2000 by the San Diego Chargers. He then went on to play two seasons with the Baltimore Ravens and concluded his career with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2003.
Taylor is also a physical education instructor at North Cross School and is the owner of Elite Level Camps.
For more information, contact:
Director of Media Relations, North Cross School
540-989-6641 ext. 303
About North Cross School
North Cross School is a college-preparatory day school grounded in a strong liberal arts and science curriculum combined with exceptional co-curricular programs. The academic program, from junior kindergarten through twelfth grade, prepares students to become responsible, successful citizens by encouraging them to explore their interests and develop their talents. The school is located at 4254 Colonial Avenue, Roanoke, VA, 24018. For more information, visit www.northcross.org.