We are excited to announce that James Taylor is the new head wrestling coach at LC Bird High School. Coach Taylor has a long history of wrestling success.
Coach Taylor is a graduate of Petersburg High School where he was a 3-time All-State wrestler and ranked #1 in the state. After graduating high school, he wrestled at Chowan University and continued his success on the mats where he was ranked #4 in the country as a Freshman.
After college, he returned to Petersburg HS and was the Assistant Coach for 15 years until 2007. He then moved to Durham, NC to become the head wrestling coach of Southern School of Energy and Sustainability. During his last 10 years in Durham, he developed 42 All-Conference wrestlers, 10 All-Region wrestlers, 1 Regional Champion, 2 State Champions, and 2 All-Americans. He also is a 4-time All-Star Coach and has been recognized by his peers as a Conference Coach of the Year. Through his 25+ yrs of coaching experience, he brings knowledge of the sport, success in student-athlete development and a passion to promote and preserve the LC Bird Wrestling tradition.
Coach Taylor is excited to begin out of season workouts and will announce the out of season practice schedule soon.