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Zac Taylor is a football coach in the National Football League (NFL) and has been the head coach for the Cincinnati Bengals since 2019. During this time period, the Bengals compiled a 28-38-1 record. He was the head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals from 2019 until the 2023 season, during which time the Bengals went 28-38-1. During his career he was a head coach for five seasons.
Zac Taylor Coaching Tree
Taylor was born on Tuesday, May 10, 1983 in Norman, Oklahoma.
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Taylor began his college playing career at Wake Forrest University in 2002. However, after his redshirt season and one season as a backup quarterback, he transferred to Butler Community College for the starting opportunity. After leading the team to the NJCAA championship game and second-team NJCAA All-American honors, he looked to transfer back to D-1 football.
He settled on the University of Nebraska, under head coach Bill Callahan. During his next two seasons, Taylor set many school records and finished the school holding almost all passing records for a game/season/career, some since broken. Taylor also was the 2012 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year.
Taylor went undrafted after his college career, but signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an undrafted free agent. He was cut from the roster during training camp. After his failed attempt in the NFL, he signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League as their fourth quarterback. After the 2007 season, he would stop playing and began his coaching career.
Coaching in College
Texas A&M University
After his brief playing career, Taylor began his coaching career at Texas A&M University under his father-in-law and head coach Mike Sherman during the 2008 season. During his time at Texas A&M, Taylor served as the tight ends coach and graduate assistant for the Aggies. After a disappointing 2011 season Sherman was fired at conclusion of the season.
Coaching in the NFL
After leaving Texas A&M, Taylor found his way to the NFL for the 2012 season as the assistant quarterbacks coach for the Miami Dolphins, continuing his career under Sherman, who was hired as offensive coordinator under new head coach Joe Philbin. With the team's first round draft pick, the Dolphins selected Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill.
After the season, Taylor was promoted to quarterbacks coach. During the 2015 season, Taylorr was named as the interim offensive coordinator for the final five games of the season after Bill Lazor was fired.
Return to College
University of Cincinnati
After Taylor’s stint with the Dolphins, Taylor returned to coach in college for a year. During the 2016 season, Taylor was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.
Los Angeles Rams
After a single season in college, Taylor returned to the professional ranks as the assistant wide receivers coach under new Rams head coach Sean McVay. The Rams finished won the NFC West in his first season in Los Angeles. The following season, Taylor was promoted to quarterbacks coach as the Rams went 12-4, losing to the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl.
After two seasons in LA, Taylor was hired as the new head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals.
|2023 Cincinnati Bengals||Head Coach||0-2-0||0-0|
|2022 Cincinnati Bengals||Head Coach||12-4-0||2-1|
|2021 Cincinnati Bengals||Head Coach||10-7-0||3-1|
|2020 Cincinnati Bengals||Head Coach||4-11-1||0-0|
|2019 Cincinnati Bengals||Head Coach||2-14-0||0-0|
|2018 Los Angeles Rams||Quarterbacks Coach||13-3-0||2-1|
|2017 Los Angeles Rams||Assistant Wide Receivers Coach||11-5-0||0-1|
|2015 Miami Dolphins||Interim Offensive Coordinator||2-3-0||0-0|
|2015 Miami Dolphins||Quarterbacks Coach||4-7-0||0-0|
|2014 Miami Dolphins||Quarterbacks Coach||8-8-0||0-0|
|2013 Miami Dolphins||Quarterbacks Coach||8-8-0||0-0|
|2012 Miami Dolphins||Assistant Quarterbacks Coach||7-9-0||0-0|
Coach history guide
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Zac is the brother of Press Taylor
- Years as head coach: 5
- Conference Championships won: 2018 and 2021
- Fifth in total wins for the Cincinnati Bengals.
- Most playoff wins in Cincinnati Bengals history (5)
- Past teams coached for: Cincinnati Bengals, Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins
- Family Members: Mike Sherman, Father-in-Law and Press Taylor, Brother
- Date of Birth: Tuesday, May 10, 1983 (40 years old), Norman, Oklahoma