Former Graduate Assistant Elevated
Taylor, the son of offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone, was promoted to Y receivers coach in January of 2013. In the 2012 season, he was a graduate assistant coach for special teams at UCLA. He had been on the staff at Arizona State University prior to coming to Westwood.
He joined the ASU coaching staff in February of 2010, serving as a quality control coach. In 2011, he became an offensive assistant. In 2011, the Sun Devil offense was ranked 25th in the nation (445.8 yds/g) and 10th in passing offense (316.7 yds/g). Quarterback Brock Osweiler (2nd round selection of the Denver Broncos in 2012 NFL Draft) ranked 11th in the NCAA in total offense (317.4). In 2010, ASU was listed as the No. 15 pass offense in the nation and the No. 29 total offense in the country. Mazzone has also worked with college quarterbacks training for the jump to the NFL such as Tim Tebow, Christian Ponder, Robert Griffin III and Osweiler.
Taylor attended both Ole Miss and East Carolina University where he was a member of the football teams. He spent one season at Mississippi (2005) and then transferred to East Carolina where he played quarterback and on special teams under head coach Skip Holtz. The Pirates went on to play in four bowl games and capture two Conference USA championships. His ECU teams racked up 33 wins as a class.
Mazzone graduated, with honors, from Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh, NC in 2005. He was a member of the football, basketball, baseball and track teams.
PERSONAL -- Education: Bachelor's in Construction Management, minor in Business, from East Carolina in 2009; At UCLA: First year on staff (joined staff in March of 2012 as graduate asst.; named Y receivers coach in January of 2013); Born: June 1, 1987 in Ft. Worth, TX.