Former Alabama pitcher lands coaching job at ACC school

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By WVUA 23 Sports Reporter Juliet Brown

Former Alabama pitcher Matt Taylor landed a job as the pitching coach for Georgia Tech.

Taylor pitched one season for the Crimson Tide in 2010. He helped the Crimson Tide reach the Super Regionals. Taylor then played one season at Middle Georgia College before being drafted by the Baltimore Orioles.

The Columbus, GA native played seven seasons in the Orioles system. He was the 2013 Delmarva Shorebirds Mountaire Player of the Year and a 2014 Carolina League All-Star.

Following the conclusion of his professional career, Taylor spent two seasons as a scouting assistant for the Pittsburgh Pirates. He then became a pitching coach and recruiting coordinator for Georgia State. Taylor helped the Panthers assemble two of the best recruiting classes in program history, including its highest-ranked recruiting class in 2022 (37).

Taylor spent three years at Georgia State and helped coach the 2022 Panthers to its first 30-win season since 2015. His pitching staff ended the 2022 season with a 5.21 ERA, a program-record 505 strikeouts, and 17 saves.

After leaving Georgia State, Taylor accepted a job as a minor league pitching coordinator for the Atlanta Braves.

Taylor replaces Danny Borrell. The Yellow Jackets parted ways with Borrell after Georgia Tech had the worst pitching staff in the ACC. Borrell joined the Jackets in 2019.

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