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December 23, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Skyline’s Taylor withdraws name from consideration at CWU

Skyline football coach Mat Taylor has decided to not leave for the same job at Central Washington. Taylor, who was one of four finalists for the job, officially withdrew his name from consideration yesterday.

Taylor said he first realized he wasn’t ready to leave his teaching and coaching job at Skyline while he drove home from his interview with CWU on Friday, which was the end of a three-day interview. Friday could have been his last day of work at Skyline if he got the job, but snow had canceled school. As he drove home, instead of to work, Taylor said the implications started to dawn on him.

After discussing it with his wife and sleeping on his decision, he let CWU know his decision on Sunday. Taylor said he had no idea if CWU was interested in hiring him.

“It was an unbelievable process; I just, when I got home, I felt like, I’m a teacher,” Taylor said. “When it comes down to it, that was a part of me I wasn’t ready to let go of yet.”

The other candidates that interviewed for the position are John Graham (Eastern Washington defensive coordinator, Chris Tormey (former Idaho and Nevada head coach) and Ian Shoemaker (co-offensive coordinator at St. Cloud State in Minnesota).

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