Zac Taylor

Coaching Record

Years Coached Record Win % Playoff record Playoff win %
12 90-87-1 50.84% 7-4 63.64%

Coaching Tree


Joe Philbin, Sean McVay


Career Summary

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 37-44-1 record. He was the head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals from 2019 until the 2024 season, during which time the Bengals went 37-44-1. During his career he was a head coach for six seasons.

Zac Taylor Coaching Tree

Before he was a head coach, Taylor served as an assistant coach for Joe Philbin and Sean McVay. Four of these years were spent on Philbin's coaching staff.

Personal Information

Taylor was born on Tuesday, May 10, 1983 in Norman, Oklahoma.

Table of Contents

Playing Career

College Football

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.

Professional Football

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 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

Miami Dolphins

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.

CurrentNFL Stint

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.

Cincinnati Bengals

After two seasons in LA, Taylor was hired as the new head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals.


Year Position Record Playoff record
2024 Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach 0-0-0 0-0
2023 Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach 9-8-0 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

Seasons with a championship win Seasons with a conference championship

Coach facts

Zac is the brother of Press Taylor