Dr. John Taylor - Athletic Director

On July 3, 2017, Dr. John Taylor became the Athletic Director for Irvington Public Schools. From 2012 to 2017, Dr. Taylor served as the Athletic Director, Head Cross Country and Girls Volleyball coach Beloved Community Charter School in Jersey City, NJ. In 2016, Taylor led the Beloved Girls Cross Country Team to the CSAL Dual Meet Championship, and one of his student-athletes was the CSAL Runner of the Year. In 2017, Taylor led the Beloved Girls Volleyball Team to a 2nd place finish in the CSAL Western Division, and a first round bye in the league playoffs.


From 2006-2011, Taylor was the Head Cross-Country Coach and Athletic Director at Wellspring Academy in Brevard, NC.


A 1998 graduate of Kent-Meridian High School in Kent, WA, Taylor was named a Honorable Mention National Football All-American during his senior year. Taylor later played collegiately for McPherson College, and earned Academic All-American honors.


Taylor formally starred on the Emmy-nominated reality television series, "Too Fat for 15," and was named America's Most Knowledgeable Fitness Personality by E! News in 2010.Taylor is a board certified athletic trainer, and was named the 2016 New Jersey State Teacher of the Year. Taylor is married to his wife, Andreya, and the couple lives in Matawan, NJ with their daughters, Molly and Riley.



College Degrees
B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences  - Evergreen State College
M.S. in Sports Studies - High Point University
Graduate Teaching Certificate in P.E. - Western Carolina University
Ed.D in Educational Leadership - North Central University
Post-Masters Principal Certificate - Caldwell University