About Coach Hough:

Taylor has been coaching soccer for 8 years.  He began coaching at Ahwatukee Foothills Soccer Club in 2009 and is currently coaching the Higley High school’s varsity squad. He took the boys to playoffs in his first year of Head Coaching High School. Before Higley Taylor was at Chandler High School as the Assistant for the Girls Soccer program, where he and the head coach took them to the Semi-Finals for the first time in the School’s history. Before Chandler Taylor was at Desert Vista on the Girls side and helped coach them to the state final where they ended up losing to Pinnacle High School.


  • Arizona State University Bachelors in Liberal Studies

Coaching Experience:

  • Higley High school Varsity Boys Head Coach (2016-Present)
  • 2009-2010: Ahwatukee Foothills Soccer Club 98 Girls and 02 Boys Assistant Coach, 03 Girls Head Coach
  • 2011-2012: Ahwatukee Foothills Soccer Club 01 Boys Head Coach
  • 2013-14: AZSC 00 Boys and 05 Boys Assistant Coach
  • 2014-15: AZSC 04 Boys Head Coach and 99/01 Boys Assistant Coach
  • 2011- 13: Desert Vista High School Girls Assistant Coach, State Quarter-Finalist, Finalist
  • 2013: Altadena Middle School Boys and Girls JV Head Coach, Championship Winner with boys and girls
  • 2014- 16 Chandler High School Girls Assistant Coach, State Semi-Finalist

Playing Experience:

  • 1998-2010: Various Clubs around the Valley (Ahwatukee, San Tan, Pros)
  • 2008-2010: Varsity Letter at Mountain Pointe High School, 2010 East Region First Team
  • 2010- 2012: Mesa Community College, Golden Boot Winner
  • 2012-2013: Northwest Christian University, Golden Boot Winner
  • 2013- Present: Various Men’s Leagues around the Valley
  • 2015-Present: Arizona Defiant Semi-Professional Indoor, National Tournament Appearance
  • Golden Boot Winner for Mesa Community College Men’s Soccer- 2012
  • Golden Boot Winner for Northwest Christian University Men’s Soccer- 2013