Taylor Hennigan
Taylor Hennigan
Title: Assistant Coach
Phone: 931-372-3932
Email: THennigan@tntech.edu
Taylor Hennigan, 24, is in his first season working full-time as an assistant coach on the Golden Eagle coaching staff. A former player for coach Watson Brown who developed a strong understanding of Tech’s systems, Hennigan works with the team’s talented cornerbacks.
The son of former Golden Eagle All-American linebacker and head coach Mike Hennigan, Taylor made a name for himself with his gritty play and determination while wearing the Purple & Gold.
Taylor’s Golden Eagle career included four seasons on the field where he played a variety of positions. As a true freshman he lined up as an inside receiver. As a sophomore, he made the move from receiver to free safety, and filled that role for his final three seasons. He was also a backup long snapper. His trademark was extremely hard work on the field and in the weight room. He was also a regular on the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.
At the conclusion of his playing career, he received three awards. During the team’s annual Awards Dinner, he was presented with the Tech Pride Award. Two weeks earlier, he was in Nashville to accept the honor of Scholar-Athlete from the National Football Foundation. In May, he was named to the NFF Hampshire Honor Society for his academic success.
A local standout athletes on the high school level, Taylor was a first-team All-Region 3-5A selection after spending his senior season at Cookeville High School serving as team captain. A four-year letterman for the Cavaliers, he was a three-year starter and played six different positions. As a quarterback, he passed for more than 2,200 yards and 35 touchdowns. As a senior safety, he chalked up 72 tackles, forced six fumbles, recovered five fumbles and nabbed five interceptions.
A versatile athlete, he also lettered two years on the track & field team, and three years on the basketball squad.
He earned his degree from Tech in 2013 in exercise science, physical education and wellness - teacher licensure.
He is marred to Hailey Hennigan.