July 25th, 2016

Hyland's Heroes: Corey Taylor

Samantha Stallings

Staff Writer

Hyland's Heroes: Corey Taylor
Taylor coaches in the CSAA / file photo

The following feature is a part of a bi-weekly series, sponsored by Hyland Insurance. "Hyland's Heroes" is a series of profiles that spotlight Louisville area Catholic volunteers, coaches and administrators who assist athletic programs and teams, and help promote excellence in all aspects of sports.

Know someone that you think should be featured as the next "Hyland's Hero”? Send your recommendation to editor@catholicsportsnet.com.

Corey Taylor owns Corey Taylor Sports Performance in Louisville, Ky. and is a nationally recognized performance coach, powerful motivator, personal trainer, national speaker and author who works with professional, college, high school, youth and adult athletes.  

In 2014, Taylor was the first recipient of the International Youth Conditioning Association Coach of Distinction award and was a finalist for coach of the year in 2015.  He was also selected as the head performance coach of the College Gridiron Showcase all-star game in 2015 and 2016. 

Taylor is married to Amy Demling Taylor and they have four children : CJ, Ashton, Presley, and Brinley

When and how did you get your start with St. Albert? I got started three years ago as a flag football coach for CJ’s team.

Who asked you to contribute or what got you involved? Being a former player, it was important to me to be involved with my son and make sure his experience was a great one.

What sports did or do you volunteer to help and for how long? I have been coaching flag football for three years.

What’s the connection with your faith and giving your time to student athletes? Giving back and being a positive role model and making an impact on youth athletes so the kids have a positive experience. I believe in the mindset.

What are your major themes/principle as a volunteer? Coaching and motivating is my passion! Impacting young minds and developing a positive lifestyle begins early on. Being a positive role model and making an impact by challenging kids to go for greatness. 

What does your role at St. Albert bring your family? I believe by volunteering and spending time coaching, it sets an example for my children. Volunteering in the community as a coach brings our family closer together by allowing me to be involved in my kids school activities and sports.

What are the fondest experiences or memories you have of your volunteer time?

I can’t just say one but all the memories shared by coaching, volunteering and mentoring are building blocks.  


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