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Taylor Hennigan
Taylor Hennigan
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: 931-372-3932
Email: THennigan@tntech.edu

One of the most versatile athletes on the roster during his four seasons, Taylor Hennigan has made the transition to the coaching staff. Hennigan received his degree in December 2012 following the completion of his final season in the field, and worked with the Tech coaching staff as a student assistant in the 2013 season. He was named to an assistant coaching post in time for the 2014 spring drills, and will coach the Golden Eagle secondary.

As a player, Hennigan opened his career as a freshman receiver in 2009 and played on special teams. He moved to defense and played free safety the following year, filling a backup role and seeing action in 10 of 11 games. He played in nine games as a junior in 2011, making 14 tackles and frcing a fumble. As a senior, he was a regular on the defense, finishing the year with 30 total tackles, one fumble recovery an one interception, which came at FBS No. 4 Oregon.

Following his senior season, Hennigan received the team's Most Valuable Linebacker Award and shared the Most Valuable Defensive Player Award. He also captured the Tech Pride Award, and was honored by the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the National Football Foundation as a Scholar-Athlete. He earned a spot on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll in six of his eight semesters.

A local standout at Cookeville High School, Hennigan was named first-team All-Region 3-5A as a senior after spending the year serving as team captain for the Cavaliers. He was a four-year letterman and three-year starter, chalking up 72 total tackles, six forced six fumbles, and five fumble recoveries as a senior. He also made five interceptions. In his prep career he played six different positions, including quarterback, passing for more than 2,200 yards and 35 touchdowns. He was also the team long snapper all four seasons, lettered in track & field twice for coach Bill Wrasman, and basketball three years under coach Kevin Bray.

The son of Mike and Leslie Hennigan, his birthdate is April 3, 1990. His father, Mike, is a former Golden Eagle All-American and served as Tech head football coach from 1996 to 2005.