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
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.
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.