2008-09 Football
1 Steve Ogden WR
2 Nicholas Henton WR
2-D Taylor Deloye K
3 David Coneys WR
3-O Brian Fiani QB
4 Darien Jeffers RB
5 Anthony Curry DB
5-O Peter Burgett QB
6 Kyle Himmelwright DB
6-O Austin Gammage RB
7 Matt Upshaw QB
7-D C.J. Calteux DB
8 Bobby Wysocki QB
8-D Brandon Spinner DB
9 Corey Nash WR
9-D Tom Zidron DB
10 Warren Arnold QB
10-D Alex Byers DB
11 Zack Denny QB
12 Travis Anderson WR
13 Eli Crawford DB
13-O Nick Malantis QB
14 Tim Bennett WR
14-D Wes Tidball DB
15 Laurence Treadaway DB
16 Mike Miller DB
17 Johnny Doll RB
18 Ross Wiemer RB
19 Marty McAlpin QB
20 Mozale McHenry RB
21 Matt Watkins DB
22 Roger Satur DB
23 Quinn Henoch DB
24 Trey Clark DB
25 Josh Regent-Smith RB
26 John Popper RB
27 DeAndre' Pitts DB
28 Billy Doll DB
29 Isaiah Spears RB
30 Kris Serra LS
30-D Royce Parham DB
31 Jake Riedel RB
32 Adrian Gober DB
32-O Geoffery Fields RB
33 Evan Love LB
34 Dan Cottin RB
35 Ryan Koepke LB
35-O Ian Parker LB
36 Chris Walsh WR
36-O J.J. Jenkins WR
37 Sean Dillon LB
38 Andrzej Skiba K
39 Matt Markofski LB
40 Josh Lynn RB
41 Chris Smith K
42 Grant Bushong LB
43 Luke Kanclerz DB
44 Eddie Morelli RB
45 Zac Griffin LB
46 Alex Soller DB
47 Matt Mancl LB
48 Jeremy Mancos LB
49 Zack LaBarre RB
50 Marco Porcelli LB
50-D Alex Meagher LB
51 James Joos LB
52 JaVon Welch LB
53 Dave Tebo, Jr. OL
53-D Cody Gokan LB
54 Tristan Manvilla OL
54-D Adam Wicklund DL
55 Dominick Bellotte DL
55-D Michael Schatz, Jr. LB
56 Jeff Prange LB
57 Andrew Mack DL
58 Sean McMillan LB
58-D Jared Rose LB
59 Brian Laipple DL
59-O Nick Lazzell OL
60 Matt Noffke OL
61 Dave Wisniewski OL
62 Nathan Richter OL
63 Gavin Grillo OL
64 Brett Heber DL
65 Steve Lara OL
66 Amedeus Odemda DE
67 John Schulz DL
68 John Moriarty OL
68-D Jerrell Coleman-Miller DL
69 Abdullah Pratt OL
70 Brian Plachinski DL
70-O Nick Strzelecki OL
72 Tim Flynn OL
73 Doug Keppy OL
74 Ferdinand Velez OL
75 Tim Kratz OL
77 Nate Blair OL
78 Tayler Aiello OL
79 Ryan Kozey OL
80 Matthew Niehus TE
81 Desmond Lewis WR
82 Sean McCarty WR
83 Tom Oswald TE
84 Ryan Myers WR
85 Alex Petrik TE
86 Ryan O'Shea TE
87 Bill Burgett WR
88 Mitch Secrest P/K
89 Matt Dorow TE
90 Chris Lyda DL
91 Myke Worthem TE
92 Chris Gardner DL
93 Brian Goodaker DL
95 Darren Kincaid, Jr. DL
96 Adam Rundh DL
97 Nikko Carson DL
98 Ian Altieri DL
99 David Hamaker K
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2008-09
Football
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.