Sierra Taylor joins Air Force women’s soccer team
USAF ACADEMY, Col. – Sierra taylor has joined Air Force women’s football as an assistant coach, the head coach announced today Larry Friend. Originally from Colorado, Taylor has worked at different levels of football, including college and club.
“” The entire Air Force Academy women’s football program welcomes Sierra taylor“said Friend.” Sierra knows our team and our players very well. She is passionate about the training and mission of the Air Force Academy. She will do an incredible job mentoring these fantastic young women to compete on the court as they become leaders of character. “
Most recently, Taylor worked with Pride Soccer in Colorado Springs and was previously an assistant coach with Alabama State and Ohio State.
Taylor coached with Pride Soccer the previous three seasons of 2018-21. In addition, she was an instructor at CycleBar, a high-end indoor cycling company.
Prior to her stint with Pride, Taylor served as an assistant coach for three years at Alabama State from 2015 to 2017. During her three years, Taylor helped guide the Lady Hornets to three conference finals, two conference titles and two appearances. in the NCAA.
During the 2016 season, Taylor helped guide the Lady Hornets to an 11-10-1 overall record and a 7-2-1 Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) record. The year was marked by Alabama State winning the school’s first-ever SWAC tournament title and a trip to the NCAA Division I women’s football tournament.
With the Lady Hornets, Taylor served as a recruiting coordinator and worked with post players, her main focus being working with defensemen.
Prior to Alabama State, Taylor was defenseman coach at Ohio State from 2013-2014. While at Ohio State, she was responsible for video analysis, as well as daily training. Additionally, Taylor has supervised and coached camps and clinics with the Buckeyes. She currently holds a National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) diploma, in addition to USSF E&F licenses.
Taylor also coached club football for two seasons at Ohio Premier along with his time with Ohio State.
A native of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Taylor (formerly Sierra Joseph) graduated from the State of Arizona in 2012 with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Wellness.
A letter winner for four years, Taylor was also a three-time All-Pac 12 artist and an All-Pac 12 All-Academic selection with the Sun Devils.
Taylor has been a team captain for his last three seasons with the Sun Devils and has led the program to three NCAA tournament appearances.
Prior to Arizona State, Taylor played club football at Real Colorado, winning five Cups of State. She was part of the National Pool of the Olympic Development Program and also represented Costa Rica to play for the national team.
Taylor is married to her husband, Bryce, who is an Air Force strength and conditioning trainer. They have a son, Blaise.