Mike Taylor named Coach of the Year by The State newspaper
Thursday, December 7, 2006
Mike Taylor named Coach of the Year by The State newspaper
NGU head coach Mike Taylor

TIGERVILLE, SC- North Greenville head football coach Mike Taylor was tabbed South Carolina Coach of the Year by The State newspaper Thursday. The newspaper presented its first all-star team comprised of players from South Carolina's football-playing schools.

Defensive end Andre Bernardi was also honored by The State as a first-team defensive selection. Bernardi led NCAA II with 28.5 tackles for a loss and finished fourth in pass sacks with 14.5.

Taylor, in his second stint with the Crusaders, guided his team to a school record ten wins and a Victory Bowl win. Taylor's offense included two 1,000 yard rushers, the #1 total offensive team in NCAA II, and the #3 scoring offense in NCAA II.

Bernardi joined players such as Clemson's NFL-bound and ACC defensive player of the year Gaines Adams, Dorrell Scott (Clemson), and Jasper Brinkley (USC) on the first-team defense. The first-team offense featured such notables as Clemson's James Davis and USC's Sidney Rice.