Boys basketball coach Scott Taylor won’t have to go far for his new job.
Taylor is leaving Providence High School, from the SoMeck 8 conference, to join a rival school. He’s the new head coach at Myers Park High School of the Southwestern 4A, Mustangs athletics director Rick Lewis told the Observer.
Providence and Myers Park are about nine miles apart.
Taylor was hired at Providence in August of 2013. He was picked from more than 50 candidates. Prior to coming to Providence, Taylor worked as an assistant coach on the Queens University staff for five years. He also coached one season at Carson-Newman. Taylor graduated from Florida State, where he was head manager of the men’s basketball team for three years under Steve Robinson and Leonard Hamilton.
In three years at Providence, Taylor’s teams were 16-58.
At Myers Park, Taylor replaces Wes Hepler, who left recently to take a job at North Gaston High School in Dallas, N.C., a school close to his home. Hepler was commuting nearly an hour to Charlotte each day. Hepler coached at Myers Park from 2011-16. His teams were 76-60 and his teams have had three straight winning seasons.