Curtis Taylor is the Associate Head Coach for the University of Oregon Track and Field program. He specializes in coaching sprints, relays, and hurdles. Coach Taylor has helped produce six individual NCAA titles, 14 individual Pac-12 Conference championships, and 49 All-American selections since joining the Ducks’ coaching staff in 2014. He was named the USTFCCA West Region Assistant Coach of the Year for the 2015 indoor and outdoor seasons.
Prior to his current position, Coach Taylor spent eight years as a highly successful junior college coach at Laney College in Northern California. He began his coaching career at Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland, California, in 1988. Following his tenure at BOHS, he spent six years as the Head Track and Field Coach at Skyline High School, also in Oakland.
Taylor presents his coaching philosophies and reviews what he believes to be the key to his success as a coach. He shares with listeners ways to implement an effective plyometric training program for sprinters. He also discusses his approach to the weight room in relation to the sprinters he works with.
In this podcast, Coach Curtis Taylor discusses with Joel:
- Upper body training for sprinters.
- The use of overspeed training in training for speed.
- The amount of high-intensity lifting he programs in his sprinters’ yearly plan.
- Programming deloading weeks for his athletes.
- Over distance and tempo training.
- His favorite drills for sprinters.
Podcast total run time is 50:40.
Keywords: overspeed, sprinting, track and field, deloading