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2 Nicholas Henton WR
3 Trevor Jaskiw WR
4 Darien Jeffers DB
5 Jeff Horton RB
6 Kyle Himmelwright DB
7 James Gregait DB
8 Matt Upshaw QB
9 Corey Nash QB
10 Warren Arnold QB
11 Zack Denny QB
12 Bret Jaskiw WR
13 Mike Miller DB
14 Jason Talbert DB
15 Anthony Curry DB
17 Johnny Doll DB
18 Bobby Wysocki QB
20 Mozale McHenry RB
21 Matt Watkins DB
22 Roger Satur DB
23 Quinn Henoch DB
24 Otis Hosley, Jr. DB
25 Josh Regent-Smith RB
26 John Popper RB
28 Alvaro Barragan P/K
29 Teddy Hollern DB
30 Kris Serra RB
31 Jake Riedel RB
33 JaVon Welch DB
34 Dan Cottin RB
35 Ryan Koepke LB
36 Chris Walsh DB
37 Sean Dillon LB
38 Michael Schatz, Jr. DB
39 Ross Wiemer RB
40 Josh Lynn RB
41 Laurence Treadaway DB
42 Brian Cihlar LB
43 Luke Kanclerz DB
44 Eli Crawford DB
45 Zac Griffin LB
46 Alex Soller DB
47 Matt Mancl LB
48 Micah Williamson LB
49 Zack LaBarre RB
50 Marco Porcelli LB
51 Brett Barry OL
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53 Myke Worthem OL
54 Tristan Manvilla OL
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56 Dan Marcin DL
57 Andrew Mack DL
58 Rich Grisan LB
59 Brian Laipple DL
60 Matt Noffke OL
61 Dave Wisniewski OL
62 Nathan Richter OL
63 Nick McGarel OL
64 Justin Schmidt DL
65 Brad Schaum OL
66 Pat O'Malley OL
67 Dave Tebo, Jr. OL
68 John Moriarty OL
69 Abdullah Pratt OL
71 Steve Lara OL
72 Tyler Poland DL
73 Doug Keppy OL
75 Tim Kratz OL
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77 Justin Wiler OL
78 Chris Gardner DL
79 Ryan Kozey OL
80 Travis Anderson WR
81 Desmond Lewis WR
82 Sean McCarty WR
83 Ben Faulkner WR
84 Ryan Myers WR
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88 Mitch Secrest P/K
89 Matt Dorow TE
91 Tom Oswald TE
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95 Darren Kincaid, Jr. DL
96 Adam Rundh DL
97 Doug Howard DL
98 Dan Van Aartsen K
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Chip Taylor

Chip Taylor

POSITION Assistant Coach

Chip Taylor returned to the Valparaiso coaching staff prior to the 2006 season for his second stint with the Brown and Gold after spending two seasons with the Crusaders in 2003 and 2004.  Prior to the start of the 2009 season, Taylor was named a co-offensive coordinator for the Crusaders.  He also works with Valpo quarterbacks on a daily basis and is in charge of the team’s strength and conditioning program.

Prior to 2009, Taylor was Valpo’s special teams coordinator and also coached the secondary.

During the summer of 2008, Taylor was selected for an internship with the Arizona Cardinals, where he was able to learn under wide receiver and special teams coaches during their preseason camp.  In 2009, he earned an internship with the Kansas City Chiefs during the preseason, working in a similar role with the quarterbacks coach.

As the special teams coordinator in 2008, Taylor’s unit blocked five kicks on the season and returned two punts for touchdowns.  He also tutored the secondary where the Crusaders led the Pioneer Football League with 17 interceptions.  Valpo’s defense also ranked 11th nationally in pass defense.

Valpo’s pass defense improved drastically under Taylor in 2007, allowing just 11 touchdowns through the air on the season.  The passing touchdown total was down from 17 a year before.

In addition, Taylor coordinated a kickoff return team that paved the way for a 1,000-yard returner on the season.  Crusader special teams also blocked six kicks in 2007.

In 2006, Taylor’s pass defense ranked second in the PFL.  Taylor also guided an All-PFL defensive back in his first season returning to the Brown and Gold’s sidelines.

Taylor served as an assistant coach at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in 2005 where he was the wide receivers coach as well and video coordinator.  He also assisted with the kick return team.  The squad went 5-5 in his one season, and Taylor helped guide an Honorable Mention All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference wide receiver.

During his first stay at Valparaiso, during the 2003 and 2004 seasons, Taylor was the wide receivers coach for the Crusaders.  During the 2003 PFL championship season, Valpo’s trio of starting wide receivers amassed more than 3,000 yards and scored 30 touchdowns.  One of Taylor’s pupils, Rob Giancola, earned Second Team NCAA I-AA All-America honors after leading all levels of NCAA football with 23 touchdown receptions.

Taylor played at Illinois State University from 1998-2001 as a wide receiver and cornerback.  In 2001, he also served as the team’s starting punt returner.  A four-year letterwinner, Taylor was a member of the Gateway Conference championship team in 1999.

A native of Willingboro, N.J., Taylor graduated from Illinois State in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science degree in physical education.  He completed his master’s degree in sports administration at Valparaiso in 2005.  Chip and his wife, LaQuisha, have a son, Chris.