Coach Jarryd Taylor is the Lion's Athletic Director and Head Football Coach. Prior to Ozona, Coach Taylor was a member of the coaching community at Coahoma, Brownfield, Midland High, and Denver City.
Coach Taylor graduated high school from Ozona High where he was a Lion Running back and All-State Linebacker. He went to UIL State in shotput and discus in addition to running in the sprint relay, 300 Hurdles, and 1600 relay for the Lions. Coach Taylor was voted Mr. OHS by his peers.
College began with Southern Methodist University and ended as a graduate of Hardin Simmons Universtiy in Abilene. His athletic career also spanned college as he was a linebacker for Hardin Simmons. Coach Taylor graduated with a Finance Degree as well as Acadamic All-American Conference Athlete award. His favorite class at Hardin Simmons was history.
Coach Taylor is married to Laura and together they have four children: Jace, Jones, Jett, and Baby Taylor.
In his spare time, Coach Taylor enjoys podcasts and audiobooks.