Nick Taylor

Nick Taylor is entering his first season as head coach of the Haverford College men’s lacrosse team in 2018.

Taylor came to Haverford from Arcadia University where he spent the previous four seasons as head coach.

“I would like to thank Wendy Smith and the entire athletic department for the opportunity to lead the Haverford College men's lacrosse team,” said Taylor at the time of his hiring. “I am excited to join a very passionate and collaborative community at Haverford College which I knew was a great fit the minute I stepped on campus. I am thrilled to work with Haverford’s incredible student-athletes and look forward to continuing the legacy of Haverford lacrosse.”

“We are excited to welcome Nick to the Haverford athletic community,” said athletic director Wendy Smith ’87. “His commitment not only to the team's on-field success but also the development of the whole student-athlete made him an ideal choice to lead the team as it strives to build on its recent success.”

During his time at Arcadia, Taylor’s teams climbed the MAC Commonwealth standings and tied the program’s record for wins in a single season during the 2018 campaign. Four players earned All-MAC Commonwealth recognition under his guidance, while 48 student-athletes were named to the MAC Academic Honor Roll.

Prior to Arcadia, Taylor won two conference championships in as many seasons at Cabrini (2013-14) as the team’s the top assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. He coached 14 United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA) All-Americans, including the 2014 Division III Player of the Year. Cabrini was ranked as high as No. 2 in the nation during his tenure as the 2014 team went 17-2 overall and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament for the second consecutive season.

Taylor got his start in college coaching as the top assistant at Catholic University, where he served as the defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator from 2009-12. The Cardinals went 39-22 during his four seasons and qualified for the Landmark Conference Tournament during his final three seasons, including a berth in the 2010 Landmark Conference Championship game. Taylor mentored two USILA All-Americans, including the 2010 Landmark Conference Player of the Year. The Cardinals also had the 2012 Landmark and Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Rookie of the Year.